Baltic Project

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Baltic Project
Part of World War I
Pomerania, Germany.png
The black dot signifies the approximate location of Pomerania, Germany during the First World War.
Operational scope Pomerania, Germany
Planned by John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher
Objective Deliver a knock-out blow to Germany via landing in Pomerania and possible attack on Berlin with Russian or British soldiers

The Baltic Project was a plan promoted by the Admiral Lord Fisher to procure a speedy victory during the First World War over Germany. It involved landing a substantial force, either British or Russian soldiers, on the flat beaches of Pomerania on the North German coast, under 100 miles from Berlin.

To support this, a large specialist fleet would be required. Submarines and extensive mining would, it was proposed, keep the invasion force safe from the Imperial German Navy. More than 600 special vessels would be required, including landing craft, minesweepers, destroyers, light cruisers, monitors, and some heavy shallow draft support ships. The latter were built in the form of the three "battlecruisers"; HMS Glorious, HMS Furious, and HMS Courageous.[1][2]

The plan was never placed into action.

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