The Grand Fleet was the main fleet of the British Royal Navy during the First World War.
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... Not all the Grand Fleet was available to put to sea at any one time, because ships required maintenance and repairs ... Actual strength of the fleet varied through the war as new ships were built and others were sunk, but the numbers steadily increased as the war ... The fleet was at its weakest at the start of the war, when it was also least experienced at this sort of warfare and a number of minor but embarrassing losses ...
... In mid-May, Scheer completed plans to draw out part of the British Grand Fleet ... The German High Seas Fleet would sortie for a raid on Sunderland, luring the British fleet across "'nests' of submarines and mine-fields" ... central North Sea for signs of the British fleet ...
... "large light cruiser" Furious joined the Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow, flying the flag of the Rear-Admiral Commanding Aircraft, R ... Clark-Hall received Phillimore's approval and the Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Fleet David Beatty's permission ...
... her time conducting trials and exercises with the Grand Fleet ... Battle of Jutland in May 1916, but made a number of patrols with elements of the Grand Fleet ... anchored with the capital ships of the Grand Fleet when a sudden storm caused her anchors to drag ...
... In mid-May, Scheer completed plans to draw out part of the British Grand Fleet ... The German High Seas Fleet would sortie for a raid on Sunderland, luring the British fleet across "'nests' of submarines and mine-fields" ... A delayed departure of the German fleet for its sortie (which had been redirected to the Skagerrak) and the failure of several of the U-boats stationed to the north to receive the coded message warning of the ...
Famous quotes containing the words fleet and/or grand:
“On the middle of that quiet floor
sits a fleet of small black ships,
square-rigged, sails furled, motionless,
their spars like burned matchsticks.”
—Elizabeth Bishop (19111979)
“Sebastian. He is drunk now. Where had he wine?
Alonzo. And Trinculo is reeling ripe. Where should they
Find this grand liquor that hath gilded em?”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)