Jutland 1916: The Archaeology Of A Naval Battlefield by Innes MccartneyJutland 1916: The Archaeology Of A Naval Battlefield by Innes Mccartney

Jutland 1916: The Archaeology Of A Naval Battlefield

byInnes Mccartney

Hardcover | March 14, 2017

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The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval battle and the only full-scale clash of battleships in the First World War. For years the myriad factors contributing to the loss of many of the ships remained a mystery, subject only to speculation and theory.

In this book, marine archaeologist and historian Dr. Innes McCartney reveals for the first time what became of the warships that vanished on the night of May 31, 1916, examining the circumstances behind the loss of each ship and reconciling what was known in 1916 to what the archaeology is revealing today. The knowledge of what was present was transformed in 2015 by a groundbreaking survey using the modern technology of multi-beam. This greatly assisted in unraveling the details behind several Jutland enigmas, not least the devastating explosions which claimed five major British warships, the details of the wrecks of the thirteen destroyers lost in the battle, and the German warships scuttled during the night phase.

This is the first book to identify the locations of many of the wrecks, and--scandalously--how more than half of these sites have been illegally plundered for salvage, despite their status as war graves. An essential and revealing read for anyone interested in naval history and marine archaeology.

Dr. Innes McCartney is a nautical archaeologist, explorer, historian and author. Over the last twenty-five years he has specialized in the discovery of and investigation into twentieth-century shipwrecks, including the wrecks of the Battle of Jutland and many British and German submarines. He has appeared regularly on documentaries, su...
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Title:Jutland 1916: The Archaeology Of A Naval BattlefieldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.85 × 7.64 × 0.95 inPublished:March 14, 2017Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1844864162

ISBN - 13:9781844864164

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