Jones, Charles Bertram, Diary, 31 May 1916

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"Diary of HMS Marlborough's firing off Jutlands"

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Case Study: 
Charles Bertram Jones and the HMS Marlborough
Creator: 
Jones, Charles Bertram
Source: 
diary
Date: 
31 May 1916
Place: Jutland, Denmark
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McMaster University Libraries
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Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

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00001328
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eng
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Diary of H.M.S. Marlborough's firing off Jutlands May 31st 1916
Time 6:10 p.m. Sighted British Battle Cruisers engaging enemy's Ships.
6:12 p.m. Red 7. Cruiser 4 funnels 1 mast disappeared in smoke and mist before fire could be opened.
6:17 Opened fire Seven Salvos were fired in 4 minutes, 5th and 7th were seen clearly to hit, in the 5th Salvo a deep red flame could be seen as Salvo struck, in the 7th Salvo a large volume of greyish smoke appeared.
6:21 Ceased firing as enemy was hidden by a cruiser on fire (Roon class)
6:24 Green 9.3 a cruiser 3 funnels, (Roon one funnel gone) Range by rangefinder 10,500 yards.
6:25 opened fire hits could not be distinguished for certain as two or three ships were firing at same object.
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and Enemy's movements were very difficult to follow.
6.54 p.m. "Marlborough" was hit by a torpedo in Diesel engine room[,] shock was sufficient to shake off switches on lower power board some fuzes in telephone circuits [--] these were very quickly replaced and all control instruments were found to be in step, two men in Diesel engine room were killed,.
7.0 p.m. Passed destroyer, Alcastor flying [a?] flag and with collision mat over starboard quarter (7.00) Green 9.0 the cruiser ("Roon" class) stopped. Range by rangefinder 9,800
7.3 Opened fire fired 4 salvos in 2 minutes the 3rd and 4th both hits and appeared to open up her side, as a deep red flame could be seen inside her hull
7.5 Ceased fire as she appeared completely disabled and sinking fast