Although Jutland is often thought of as the only significant sea battle of the First World War, there were in fact numerous conflicts, as the Allies tried to blockade the German Navy in its home ports. with the Germans occasionally breaking out. Some of the vessels that took part in these battles still survive.
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7th-8th April 1917 -- CMB 4 takes part in an attack sinking a German destroyer and damaging another off Zeebrugge
H.M.S. CAROLINE is the last remaining ship from the Battle of Jutland
The motor landing craft BRANDRAM was built in 1915 as one of the 'X-lighters' to support the Gallipoli Campaign, although she was never to reach further than France.
DEMON was used as a gun-testing barge at Portsmouth and to bombard the Belgian coast at the end of 1914.
During the First World War, FLASHING STREAM served as a Naval pinnace to H.M.S. MARSHAL SOULT, which took part in the First Ostend Raid.
The naval pinnace WARRIOR probably served as a coastal defence vessel during the First World War
STEAM CUTTER NO. 26 was on board H.M.S. FALMOUTH at the Battle of Jutland
During the First World War, SEAPLANE LIGHTER H21 launched fighter aircraft to attack Zeppelins
Monitor M33 was built to support the landings at Gallipoli
PRESIDENT was one of a group of vessels commonly known as ‘Q-ships’ -- submarine decoys
COUNT DRACULA was an admiral's barge in the German fleet at Jutland 1916
CMB9 was in action at Zeebrugge, 1917
Caretta was a twin-funneled Naval steam pinnace launched in 1898 at Devonport. In 1915 she was sent to the Dardanelles to cover the landing of troops on the Gallipoli beaches.
The motor landing craft SPITHEAD was built in 1915 as one of the 200 X-lighters to support the Gallipoli Campaign, although she never ventured further than France.