I Battle Squadron

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I Battle Squadron
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Country German Empire German Empire
Branch Kaiserliche Marine
Type Squadron
Garrison/HQ Wilhelmshaven
Engagements Battle of Jutland
Henning von Holtzendorff
Ehrhard Schmidt

The I Battle Squadron was a unit of the German High Seas Fleet before and during World War I. The squadron saw action throughout the war, including the Battle of Jutland on 31 May – 1 June 1916, where it formed the center of the German line.



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