T H E WA R AT S E A
T H E WA R AT S E A
WAR AT SEA TIMELINE
Successful battlecruiser support
of light forces based at Harwich resulted
in the sinking of three German light
cruisers and one destroyer.
submarine warfare bout two.
bombardment of Hartlepool,Whitby
and Scarborough by four German
battlecruisers. There was public
outcry that the attack was against
May to 1
The Battle of Jutland.
submarine warfare. Germany
declared the seas around Britain a
war zone and announced it would
begin targeting ships from nations
that traded with Britain.
submarine warfare bout three.
The US enters the war.
the Falklands.The German victors
at Coronel were overwhelmed
by battlecruisers Invincible and
Inflexible in the SouthAtlantic.
Battle of Coronel.
German cruisers based in the Pacific
inflicted a major defeat on the British
off the coast of Chile.
Lowestoft and Great
Yarmouth subjected to a 20 minute
bombardment by German battlecruisers.
Battle of Dogger
Bank. A missed opportunity for
Admiral Beatty’s battlecruisers
due to mistaken signal messages.
HMS Hampshire with
Lord Kitchener sunk by a mine laid by a
U-boat off theWest Coast of Orkney.
hydrophones at Granton moves
to Hawkcraig Point, Aberdour.
The sinking of
passenger ship Lusitania off
The cruellest month –
huge loss ofAllied shipping to U-boats.
February – 18
Bombardment in the Dardanelles.
The new Queen Elizabeth with 15
inch guns,and the battlecruisers
Indefatigable and Inflexible, joined
in the bombardment.
Convoys put into
operation in theAtlantic and loss
of cargo ships drops dramatically.
Scotland and Norway completed.
Mutiny by German
An announcement is
made by the Chancellor of Germany that
the Kaiser has abdicated.
Under the terms of the
Armistice,the German fleet rendezvoused
with the Grand Fleet 40 miles east of the
Isle of May and was escorted into the Forth,
anchoring under guard off Inchkeith,
thereafter being interned at Scapa Flow.
German ships scuttled
by their crews at Scapa Flow.