Chapter Ten. The War at Sea

  1. John Horne Professor member
  1. Paul G. Halpern Professor

Published Online: 19 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323634.ch10

A Companion to World War I

A Companion to World War I

How to Cite

Halpern, P. G. (2010) The War at Sea, in A Companion to World War I (ed J. Horne), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323634.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Author Information

  1. Florida State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405123860

Online ISBN: 9781444323634



  • the war at sea;
  • rapid advance in naval technology - subject of major interest to people;
  • naval actions - role in two conflicts, Spanish-American War of 1898 and Russo-Japanese War of 1904–5;
  • British - far-seeing and innovative;
  • German battle fleet - success in first half-year of the war;
  • the battle of Jutland - May–June 1916


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Changing Anticipations of Naval Warfare

  • Opening Campaigns, 1914–15

  • Submarine Warfare: the First Round

  • The Battle of Jutland, May–June 1916

  • Submarine Warfare: the Second Round

  • Other Theaters: the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea

  • Other Theaters: the Mediterranean

  • References and Further Reading