Skagerak as proof of value of Dreadnoughts

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Skagerak as proof of value of Dreadnoughts - SKAGERRACK HGHT ' VINDICATES BIG SHIPS Admiral...
SKAGERRACK HGHT ' VINDICATES BIG SHIPS Admiral Geo. Dewey Believes Dreadnaughts Most Valii able Vessels. A STORY OF ONE BATTLE this Is the most interesting event the preesnt generation. Its Import. : sneo. Is not so much du to the results , one way or another In advantage tne contestants aa in the lessons it teaches with relation to th qualifications In Actual contact of those elements that go to make op the modern fleet. . In the battle, of Skagerrack, great TJiat th present sea , battle between the British and German fleets has proven a glorification of the dread fiAUghtt - and - that - IMils "Justified ths program Advised by, naval experts of the united.. states for th last 20 years, la the. aaaertlon made by. George Dvey. admiral of the navy and Jresi. deat'of the general board. ,He asserts this In an article, upon "Lessons - of Skagerrack," which will appear In "Sea Power; the official publication of the Navy league, and which will be off. the press to - morrow.: The article foTlowar The most titanic clash of aea forces in the history of the. world took place off the mouth of the Bkagerraek on May II. between the German and Brit ish fleets. From a naval standpoint armored dreadriaughta cam to srlpa for the first Urn In tha history - of the world. In that right the battle' cruiser played It part for the first time In a pitched. engegemenV Light cruisers were In tha midst of the fighting; and battled and died. Those daredevil ot the .aea, the. destroyer, - for the first time In history, cloaed In on flrst - elass hip In broad daylight to drive hom1 chance In a hundred of aurvlvlng. In fact, a modern flret - clas fleet with. It Various - unit . went to gripe with an enemy" of it kind and tested

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  1. The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette,
  2. 02 Jul 1916, Sun,
  3. Page 30

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