The Great War

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On the morning of Sunday, January 24th, 1915, Vice Admiral Sir David Beatty, with a force of Battle-cruisers, Light-cruisers and Destroyers, met a similar force off the Dogger bank. The action, which resulted in the loss of the Blucher to the Germans, would have been much more decisive had it not been for a stray shot which put the Lion, Admiral Beatty's Flagship, out of action. The delay caused bu this enabled the remaining german ships to escape behind shelter of there minefields. The picture shows the battle cruiser Indomitable towing home the Lion.