Jones, Charles Bertram, Diary, 31 May 1916

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Description: 
"Diary of HMS Marlborough's firing off Jutland"

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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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Contributer: 
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.

Identifier: 
00001625
Language: 
eng
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image
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jpg
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[page] 4
7.6 Object shifting a Battleship, 2 funnels widely spread, left hand ship of three ("Markgraaf") class. Range by rangefinder 10,750 yards
7.12 p.m. Opened fire fired 14 salvoes in 6 minutes, the 6th, 12th, 13th, and 14th were all distinct hits. In the 6th salvo, large cloud of grey and white smoke appeared near the foremast. In the 12th salvo, 2 hits could clearly be seen under bridge and rather low.
7.18-7.19 p.m. Checked fire. Enemy hauled out of line and turned away lost in smoke. Object shifted one ship to the left, but was not fired at.
7.20 Enemy destroyers attack took place between th lines
7.22 6 inch guns opened fire turrets fired one salvo into brown [--] after this no more was seen of the enemy destroyer
[page 5]
during the night a lot of firing could be heard astern. "Marlborough" hauled out of action owing to pressure of water on bulkheads. Zeppelin sighted on return but beat a hasty retreat owing to our terrific fire at range of about 10 miles.
[illegible] all times are Greenwich mean times, only hits that were actually seen and confirmed by two or more persons are given.
C.B. Jones, A.B.
H.M.S. "Marlborough"