Battle Of Dogger Bank: The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915

Hardcover | March 10, 2014

byTobias R. Philbin

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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 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 Germans had learned important lessons and they would be better prepared for the next encounter with the British fleet at Jutand. Tobias Philbin's Battle of Dogger Bank provides a keen analytical description of the battle and its place in the naval history of World War I.

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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 ensuing battle would prove to be the largest and longest surface engagement until ...

Tobias R. Philbin is Adjunct Professor of Information Assurance at the University of Maryland and is author of Admiral von Hipper: The Inconvenient Hero and The Lure of Neptune: German-Soviet Naval Collaboration and Ambitions, 1919-1941.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:March 10, 2014Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253011698

ISBN - 13:9780253011695

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Table of Contents

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

Editorial Reviews

"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