Damage to major ships at the Battle of Jutland

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The following tables show the hits scored on individual ships at the Battle of Jutland. They provide good insights into when conditions favoured each of the navies and an image of the standard of gunnery in both forces.

Damage to capital ships, 15:48-16:54

HMS Lion
Hits on British ships
Ship 12-inch 11-inch Total Note
Lion 9 0 9
Princess Royal 6 0 6
Queen Mary 3 4 7 Sunk
Tiger 0 14 14
New Zealand 0 1 1
Indefatigable 0 5 5 Sunk
Barham 1 1 2
Total 19 25 44
Hits on German Ships
Ship 15-inch 13.5-inch/1400 lb 13.5-inch/1250 lb 12-inch Total
Lützow 0 0 4 0 4
Derfflinger 0 0 0 0 0
Seydlitz 1 4 0 0 5
Moltke 4 4 0 0 8
Von der Tann 1 2 0 0 3
Total 6 7 4 0 17

Damage to Capital Ships, 16:54-18:15

Hits on British ships
Ship 12-inch 11-inch Total
Lion 4 0 4
Tiger 0 1 1
Barham 4 0 4
Warspite 0 2 2
Malaya 7 0 7
Total 15 3 18
Hits on German ships
Ship 15-inch 13.5-inch/1250 lb Total
Lützow 4 1 5
Derfflinger 3 0 3
Seydlitz 6 0 6
König 1 0 1
Grosser Kurfürst 1 0 1
Markgraf 3 0 3
Total 18 1 19

Damage to Capital Ships and Armoured Cruisers, 18:15-19:00

Hits on British ships,
Ship 12-inch 11-inch Total Notes
Invincible 5 0 5 Sunk
Princess Royal 2 0 2
Warspite 13 0 13 Steering gear jammed
Total 20 0 20
Hits on German ships
Ship 13.5-inch/1400 lb 13.5-inch/1250 lb 12-inch Total Notes
Lützow 0 2 8 10 Sunk during the night
Derfflinger 0 0 3 3
Seydlitz 0 0 1 1
König 7 1 0 8
Markgraf 0 1 0 1
Total 7 4 12 23

Damage to capital ships, 19:00-19:45 There were no hits on British ships in this time interval, hinting at how much conditions favoured the Royal Navy between these times.

Hits on German Ships
Ship 15-inch 13.5-nch/1400 lb 13.5-inch/1250 lb 12-Inch Total
Lützow 0 0 5 0 5
Derfflinger 7 0 0 0 7
Seydlitz 1 0 0 4 5
Von der Tann 1 0 0 0 1
König 0 1 0 0 1
Grosser Kurfürst 4 3 0 0 7
Markgraf 0 0 0 1 1
Kaiser 0 0 0 2 2
Helgoland 1 0 0 0 1
Total 14 4 5 14 37

Damage to Capital Ships and pre-dreadnoughts, 20:19-20:39 None on British Ships at this time.

Hits on German Ships,
Ship 13.5-inch/1250 lb 12-inch Total Notes
Derfflinger 1 0 1
Seydlitz 2 3 5
Schleswig-Holstein 0 1 1
Pommern 0 1 1 Later sunk by torpedo

Accuracy[edit]

Hits obtained by British Battlecruisers and Battleships (BCS = Battlecruiser squadron) (BS = Battle Squadron)

Shells Fired Hits % Accuracy
1st and 2nd BCS 1469 21 1.43%
3rd BCS 373 16 4.39%
5th BS 1099 29 2.64%
2nd, 4th, 1st BS 1593 57 3.70%
Total 4534 123 2.71%

Hits obtained by German Battlecruisers and Battleships

Shells Fired Hits % Accuracy
1st Scouting Group 1670 65 3.89%
Battleships 1927 57 2.96%
Total 3597 122 3.39%

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