The armoured cruiser HMS Black Prince, having got separated from the rest of the Grand Fleet mistakenly approaches the main German fleet. Up to five German battleships open fire at point blank range, under this bombardment Black Prince explodes. Of her crew of 857 there are no survivors.
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As the fifth battle squadron makes a high speed turn to join the Grand Fleet the steering gear of the battleship HMS Warspite overheats and jams trapping the ship in a wide turn. Warspite absorbs 13 hits before control is regained. The damage means Warspite is later forced to withdraw from the battlezone however saves the crew of the armoured cruiser Warrior which was lying crippled and helpless nearby.