British Destroyers at Jutland: Torpedo Tactics in Theory and Action

John Brooks


This article considers the theory behind British torpedo tactics in 1916 and evaluates the success of these in the three major torpedo actions at the Battle of Jutland. By considering the technical processes and difficulties of mounting torpedo attacks in 1916 the article challenges Arthur Marder’s claim that the destroyer actions at Jutland were ‘disastrously ineffective’. 

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