David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty
Royal Navy officer (1871-1936)
David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty (17 January 1871 – 11 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