SMS Seydlitz at the Battle of Jutland

Completed in May 1913, SMS Seydlitz was one of Germany's greatest First World War battle cruisers. This photograph shows it 'bowing down' after it came under heavy attack at the Battle of Jutland, receiving hits from 21 heavy shells and one torpedo. Shipping more than 5,000 tons of water, Seydlitz nonetheless managed to escape back to the German naval base at Wilhelmshaven and - after undergoing extensive repairs - continued to serve with the German navy. It was scuttled along with the rest of the German fleet at Scapa Flow on 21 June 1919.
IWM SP 2157 (May 1916)
SMS Seydlitz
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