Battle of Dogger Bank

Battle of Dogger Bank : The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915

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On January 24, 1915, a German naval force commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper conducted a raid on British fishing fleets in the area of the Dogger Banks. The force was engaged by a British force, which had been alerted by a decoded radio intercept. The ensuing battle would prove to be the largest and longest surface engagement until the Battle of Jutland the following summer. While the Germans lost an armored cruiser with heavy loss of life and Hipper's flagship was almost sunk, confusion in executing orders allowed the Germans to escape. The British considered the battle a victory; but the Germans had learned important lessons and they would be better prepared for the next encounter with the British fleet at Jutand. Tobias Philbin's Battle of Dogger Bank provides a keen analytical description of the battle and its place in the naval history of World War more

Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 160 x 230 x 24mm | 419.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 15 b&w illus., 5 maps
  • 0253011698
  • 9780253011695
  • 757,812

Review quote

The author's research in British and German archives and knowledge of secondary sources produces a significant work on the war at sea. * Stand-To * In all this is an interesting and stimulating book that is a useful contribution to the history of the First World War in the North Sea. * The Mariner's Mirror * Tobias Philbin has written a very entertaining and informative book on the Battle of Dogger Bank. It will be enjoyed by a wide audience including naval historians, strategists, and those interested in how broader long-term decision-making determines the manner in which battles are fought, won and lost. * The International Journal of Maritime History *show more

About Tobias R. Philbin

Tobias R. Philbin is Adjunct Professor of Information Assurance at the University of Maryland and is author of Admiral von Hipper: The Inconvenient Hero and The Lure of Neptune: German-Soviet Naval Collaboration and Ambitions, more

Table of contents

List of FiguresAcknowledgmentsPreface1. Decisions beyond the Battlefield2. Building the Battle Cruisers3. Prologue to War4. The Order of Battle5. The Engagement: Chase and Intercept6. The Engagement: Return7. Echelons of MistakesBibliographyIndexshow more

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