David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

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There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today.

David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty (17 January 187111 March 1936) was an admiral in the Royal Navy. From 1914 onwards he commanded the British battle cruiser fleet stationed at Scapa Flow as a component of the British Grand Fleet.

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  • There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today.
    • On the British battlecruiser losses in the early portion of the Battle of Jutland (1916), as quoted in The Rules of the Game : Jutland and British Naval Command (2005) by Andrew Gordon, p. 120

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