THE LAST TRUE NAVAL BATTLE.
31ST MAY 1916
FOUGHT BETWEEN THE TWO MOST POWERFUL NAVIES OF THE TIME.
THE LOSSES WERE TREMENDOUS IN BOTH SHIPS AND MEN.
JOINTLY 21 SHIPS AND 9823 MEN.
THE ROYAL NAVY LOST OVER 6000 AS AGAINST THE GERMAN LOSSES OF 3000.
TECHNICALLY THE BATTLE WAS A DRAW THE BRITISH LOST MORE SHIPS AND MEN, BUT THE GERMAN GRAND FLEET NEVER WENT TO SEA AGAIN.
THIS BATTLE WAS A TREMENDOUS PRICE TO PAY FOR AN INDECISIVE OUTCOME:THE BALANCE OF NAVAL POWER REMAINED THE SAME. INDEED THE LESSON OF JUTLAND CAN VIRTUALLY SERVE AS THE LESSON OF WORLD WAR ONE
.FOR ALL THE HEROISM AND SUFFERING OF BOTH SIDES, IN THE END TOO MANY MEN HAD PERISHED FOR VERY LITTLE.
This is the ship the future King of Britain King George Vl served on when he was known as “Lt. Johnstone” R.N.(Prince Albert) at Jutland.
THERE WERE QUITE A NUMBER OF AUSTRALIANS INVOLVED AT JUTLAND BUT DETAILS ARE VERY SKETCHY. HOWEVER ONE PROMINENT SENIOR OFFICER WAS, ADMIRAL SIR FREDRICK AUGUSTUS GAUNT KBE. BORN IN BEECHWORTH VICTORIA, HE WAS SECOND IN COMMAND !ST BATTLE SQUADRON, HIS FLAGSHIP H.M.S.COLOSSUS.
THERE ARE MORE PICTURES IN THE GALLERY .
A few more photo’s of
WORK ARE NOW IN HIS GALLERY
IF ANY ONE ELSE HAS TALENT,
WOOD CARVING , KNOT TYING, KNITTING , SEWING ETC. LET’S SEE IT.
(our current President)
will be standing down due to a health issue.
Until further notice another committee member will be fielding any queries.
Please contact Dexley or Ray for information.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II
HAS LAUNCHED THE BIGGEST
SHIP THE ROYAL NAVY HAS
Named after Her Majesty it was launched with a bottle of malt Scotch whiskey instead of the traditional champagne to honour the Scots who built her. At 65000 tons she is quite a monster.
More pictures will be added to the Gallery
No update on Trafalgar Day as yet, will keep you all posted when I get details.
A news flash from UK.
Martin Foster who was jailed for ripping of the Ganges Assoc. of $A90,000 approx has served half of his sentence 18mnths and has been ordered by the court to repay $2.00 within seven days or back he goes back inside for another week.
We thought we had a problem with the punishment fitting the crime.