Jellicoe, John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl

Jellicoe, John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl,

1859–1935, British admiral. Crowning a naval career begun in 1872, he served (1914–16) as commander in chief of the Grand Fleet in World War I. His tactics at the inconclusive battle of JutlandJutland, battle of,
only major engagement between the British and German fleets in World War I. They met c.60 mi (100 km) west of the coast of Jutland. On May 31, 1916, a British squadron under Admiral Beatty was scouting in advance of the British main fleet, in search of the
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 won him some praise and much censure. As first sea lord (1916–17) he opposed the introduction of convoys to combat the German submarine campaign and was dismissed by Lloyd George. He was (1920–24) governor-general of New Zealand, and became an earl in 1925. He wrote The Grand Fleet, 1914–16 (1919) and The Crisis of the Naval War (1921).
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