This has been extracted from a discussion on the WWI-L Military History Discussion List (firstname.lastname@example.org), wanting to know the forces involved in this action.
(From Brooks A. Rowlett (email@example.com), 7 Feb 1997)
Harwich force (British)
3rd Destroyer flotilla
1st Div LANCE, LEGION, LENNOX, LOYAL
2nd Divsions LARK, LANDRAIL, LOOKOUT, LYDIARD
3rd Div LAFOREY, LAWFORD, LOUIS, LEONIDAS
4th Div LAUREL, LIBERTY, LYSANDER, LAERTES (All)
FIREDRAKE and LURCHER were tenders to the 8th Submarine Flotilla and operated at sea as command and radio relay ships for the subs.
First Destroyer Flotilla:
1st Div ACHERON*, ATTACK*, HIND*, ARCHER*
2nd Div ARIEL*, HYDRA, HORNET, TIGRESS
3rd Div FERRET*, FORESTER, DRUID, DEFENDER*
4th Div BADGER, BEAVER, JACKAL, SANDFLY
5th Div GOSHAWK*, LIZARD*, LAPWING, PHOENIX* (15 of these vessels, including for sure *)
CL's ARETHUSA, Tyrwitt's flag
Beattys intervention was with:
LION, QUEEN MARY, PRINCESS ROYAL BC's,
CL's: (First LCS) SOUTHAMPTON, BIRMINGHAM, NOTTINGHAM, LOWESTOFT, FALMOUTH, LIVERPOOL
INVINCIBLE and NEW ZEALAND from the Humber, some 50 miles behind Tyrwhitt, joined Beatty. Apparently the BC's did not bring any destroyers from the Grand fleet proper.
CL's STRASSBURG, MAINZ, KOLN, STETTIN, FRAUENLOB(?), STRALSUND, DANZIG, ARIADNE, KOLBURG
Destroyers V178, G194 - 1st and 5th Destroyer Flotillas, also included D8 , V1, and T33, G4, and G11. Probably most of the flotilla, were out., which would be some 10-12 ships per flotilla (one boat acting as leader, and two half-flotillas, made up a German flotilla)
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