The Role of Lough Swilly in WW1

In the autumn of 1914 Lough Swilly provided shelter for the entire British Grand Fleet under the command of Admiral John Jellicoe. The British Grand Fleet consisted of 35-40 state-of-the-art battleships and battlecruisers as well as a wide array of destroyer cruisers, aircraft carriers and submarines. The Grand Fleet was considered the most potent weapon [...]