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11-08-2015, 16:14

THE WAR AT SEA

The naval war followed a vastly different rhythm from the war on land. A short spurt of violence at the start of the conflict was followed by a prolonged period in which the warring fleets merely skirmished. In stopand- go fashion, Germany used submarines to attack merchant vessels during the first two years of the conflict. The war of surface fleets rose to a brief crescendo in 1916 with the Battle of Jutland. But the conflict's naval climax came only in 1917, when the submarine, and the war against the submarine, dominated the picture.

 

 

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