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Posted on Friday 19th October

THE LAST SURVIVING WARSHIP from the Battle of Jutland, HMS Caroline is to be preserved for the nation by the National Museum of the Royal Navy after it was announced that the ship would be gifted to the NMRN following negotiations.

HMS Caroline was decommissioned in Belfast on 31 March 2011, and will remain in her berth at Alexandra Dock. She has been berthed in Belfast since 1924 and her continued presence there will provide another world attraction to the maritime heritage of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

Built by Cammell Laird in 1914, Caroline was a part of Admiral Jellicoe's fleet when it met the German High Seas Fleet in the greatest maritime clash of the First World War in 1916; the Battle of Jutland.

The battle resulted in thousands of casualties on each side. The British suffered more losses but Jutland was a strategically decisive victory for Jellicoe as the Kaiser’s fleet never again seriously challenged the Royal Navy to a major surface action.

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The Battle of Jutland

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The Battle of Jutland

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At the end of May 1916, a chance encounter with Admiral Hipper's battlecruisers has enabled Beatty to lead the German Battle Fleet into the jaws of Jellicoe's greatly superior force, but darkness had allowed Admiral Scheer to extricate his ships from a potentially disastrous situation. Though inconclusive, at the Battle of Jutland the German Fleet suffered so much damage that it made no further attempt to challenge the Grand Fleet, and the British blockade remained… Read more...

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