Official despatches for the Battle of Jutland

This extract from the official dispatches for the Battle of Jutland covers a 40-minute period, during the second phase of the engagement between the German and British naval fleets. The 'large explosion in Enemy's line' reported at 6.17 pm may refer to the attack on the Lützow, the only German battle cruiser to be sunk during the battle. Before going down, however, the Lützow managed to blow up the British battle cruiser HMS Invincible (noted in a despatch at 6.30 pm), killing all but six of the 1,000 men on board.
Catalogue reference: CAB 16/37/4 (1920)

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