The Battle of Jutland

Derry Central Library invites you to an illustrated presentation on the Battle of Jutland by Richard Doherty, to mark the Decade of Centenaries on Thursday 9 June from 7:00pm - 8:00pm.

The Battle of Jutland took place between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet on 31 May 1916 in the North Sea, off the mainland of Denmark.  

Although it was the only major naval battle of the First World War, it became the largest sea battle in naval warfare history in terms of the numbers of battleships and battlecruisers engaged, bringing together the two most powerful naval forces in existence at that time.

The only afloat survivor HMS Caroline will be officially opened at the end of May in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter as a heritage visitor attraction.

Richard Doherty is recognised as Ireland's leading military historian and author, who has written more than twenty books about British and Irish military history ranging from the Williamite wars through to the Second World War. He has also worked on TV historical series including The Sons of Ulster and The Siege Chronicles. 

Libraries NI is hosting a series of these illustrated presentations on the Battle of Jutland, which will appeal to military historians and the general public. Admission to this event is free and everyone is welcome. 


Event Details


Derry Central Library
35 Foyle Street
BT48 6AL


Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 19:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

For more information, contact Derry Central Library on telephone: 028 7122 9990 or email: