Scheer knows that as a know his fleet is slower than that of the British even before damage meaning a stern chase will see it caught and destroyed. As the High Seas Fleet makes two more battle turn aways attempting get round behind the Grand Fleet, the German battlecruisers along with their destroyer are sent forwards to distract the Grand Fleet. Almost all of the German battlecruisers are badly hit but with the exception of Lützow will survive the battle.
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The Germans having sighted the British battlecruisers at 15:22 turn back in an attempt to lure the British ships into range of the German main fleet. Despite the British possessing an advantage in firepower and numbers it is the Germans who open fire first.