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That's a start but try harder.

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They were all at the Battle of Jutland (Skagerrakschlacht) and were all heavily damaged (SMS Luetzow was eventually scuttled).

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Didn't know this was a quiz but here we go:

All the ships were involved in the Battle of Jutland as  '1st Scouting Group'. With the exception of SMS Luetzow (Lützow), the other ships survived the encounter but were scuttled at Scapa Flow and later salvaged.

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Bingo! And they pounded the crap out of Beatty's battle cruisers as well.

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That was a nice little brain teaser from you there @dond  :thumbup:

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Here is a great account from the German point of view.

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Pages from a Militärpass belonging to Battle of Jutland (Skagerrakschlacht) veteran, Obersteurmannsmaaten (Chief Engineering Officer) Konrad Salb.

During the Battle Jutland, Salb as a Signal Petty Officer served on the dreadnought battleship SMS Thüringen, which was heavily engaged during the battle, including the sinking of HMS Black Prince and heavy damage to HMS Turbulent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Thüringen

Interestingly, Salb served on Thüringen up to the end of the war, including the crew revolt on the Thüringen as part of the High Seas Fleet revolt in October 1918. As he went on to serve in the Bavarian Freikorps during fighting against the Munich Soviet, it's very likely that Salb was one of the officers who did not support the revolt on the Thüringen.

Salb, who entered the Imperial German Navy in 1908 at 17 in the Schiffsjungen-Division received the EKII and BMVK with Crown and Swords.

As a Bavarian, Salb went home and fought against the Communists as a member of the scarce Marine infantry Freikorps unit, 1. Bayrische Matrosenkompagnie Nürnberg, Bataillon Krauss, which later merged with Wehr Bataillon, Nürnberg-Fürth.

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Nice piece of history Brian.

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