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Author Philbin, Tobias R., author

Title Battle of Dogger Bank : the first dreadnought engagement, January 1915 / Tobias R. Philbin
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2014]
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Series Twentieth-century battles
Twentieth-century battles.
Contents Decisions beyond the battlefield -- Building the battle cruisers -- Prologue to war and battle -- The order of battle -- Chase and intercept -- The engagement -- The aftermath
Summary On January 24, 1915, a German naval force commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper conducted a raid on British fishing fleets in the area of the Dogger Banks. The force was engaged by a British force, which had been alerted by a decoded radio intercept. The ensuing battle would prove to be the largest and longest surface engagement until the Battle of Jutland the following summer. While the Germans lost an armored cruiser with heavy loss of life and Hipper's flagship was almost sunk, confusion in executing orders allowed the Germans to escape. The British considered the battle a victory; but the
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Germany. Kriegsmarine -- History -- World War, 1914-1918
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History -- World War, 1914-1918
Dogger Bank, Battle of the, 1915.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253011736 (electronic bk.)
9780253011732 (electronic bk.)