The Battle of Jutland – a sitting duck

When the rest of the High Seas Fleet was sighted, the Squadron steamed past the retiring battlecruisers to engage the enemy. Warspite was hit by a shell, jamming her steering. She was a sitting duck as she turned two complete circles. Martin thought his ship was finished but despite being hit 13 times she stayed afloat allowing time for the ship’s engineers to free the steering but in doing so placed them on course for the German Fleet.