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Battle of Dogger Bank : The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915 - Tobias R. Philbin

Battle of Dogger Bank

The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915


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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 battle would prove to be the largest and longest surface engagement until the Battle of Jutland the following summer. During the battle, the Germans lost an armored cruiser with heavy loss of life, and Hipper's flagship was almost sunk when a British shell nearly ignited the ship's magazine. Confusion in executing orders allowed the Germans to escape, but the British considered the battle a victory. However, the Germans had learned lessons about the vulnerability of their magazines and about the speed and superior gun range of the British cruisers. When the next major fleet engagement occurred at Jutland, the Germans would be better prepared., reviewing a previous edition or volume

"Tobias Philbin has written an outstanding account of Dogger Bank. Well-grounded in critically used English and German primary sources, Philbin's book not only contains a strong account of the battle, but also provides unusually deep context on both sides." -Patrick J. Kelly, author of Tirpitz and the Imperial German Navy "Tobias Philbin has written a very entertaining and informative book on the Battle of Dogger Bank. It will be enjoyed by a wide audience including naval historians, strategists, and those interested in how broader long-term decision-making determines the manner in which battles are fought, won and lost." -The International Journal of Maritime History "The author's research in British and German archives and knowledge of secondary sources produces a significant work on the war at sea." -Stand-To "In all this is an interesting and stimulating book that is a useful contribution to the history of the First World War in the North Sea." -The Mariner's Mirror

List of Figures Acknowledgments Preface 1. Decisions beyond the Battlefield 2. Building the Battle Cruisers 3. Prologue to War 4. The Order of Battle 5. The Engagement: Chase and Intercept 6. The Engagement: Return 7. Echelons of Mistakes Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780253011695
ISBN-10: 0253011698
Series: Twentieth-Century Battles
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 10th March 2014
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 581.7 x 388.7  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.49