I Battle Squadron

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I Battle Squadron
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Country German Empire German Empire
Branch German Imperial Navy
Type Squadron
Part of High Seas Fleet
Garrison/HQ Wilhelmshaven

World War I

Henning von Holtzendorff
Ehrhard Schmidt

The I Battle Squadron was a unit of the German Imperial Navy before and during World War I. Being part of the High Seas Fleet, the squadron saw action throughout the war, including the Battle of Jutland on 31 May – 1 June 1916, where it formed the center of the German line.



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