The Battle of Jutland – into battle

Martin was heading into what would become the biggest naval encounter between Britain and Germany of the war. The Battle of Jutland began around 14:30 on the 31st May but because of a signalling error the Warspite was trailing behind and Martin could only watch as first the Indefatigable and then the Queen Mary blew up. As they headed into the battle they scored a direct hit on the SMS Von der Tann, the German battlecruiser responsible for destroying the Indefatigable.