Jutland Centenary – 17:33 The Grand Fleet Moves South

By now aware that a major engagement is underway Admiral Jellicoe orders forward his own battlecruisers and armoured cruisers. These encounter and force back the leading elements of the German cruiser screen ensuring that the main German Fleet receives no warning of the approaching Grand Fleet.  The German light cruiser Wiesbaden is disabled during this chaotic engagement, coming the halt close the where the Grand Fleet will later pass. Of her 589 strong crew there is a single survivor.

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