From Scapa to Jutland

The story of HMS Caroline at war from 1914-1917

John Allison

Date Published :
October 2019
Publisher :
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781780731247
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 9.45 X 6.6 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Amid the twists and turns of her survival to this day, the story of the light cruiser HMS Caroline spans a century and more. This book focuses on the role she played as part of the Grand Fleet in time of war. We look at her participation in contraband control and, most dramatically, her appearance at the Battle of Jutland.

About The Author

John Allison grew up in Belfast and attended St Columba’s College, Dublin. He has known HMS Caroline all his life and served in her when she was a training ship in the early 1960s as an Ordinary Seaman and later in the rank of Midshipman and Sub Lieutenant. John’s later career took him to English Heritage and the British Museum and he has retained his interest in all things maritime through the Society For Nautical Research

John was one of the very first to step aboard when HMS Caroline was opened to the public on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland. He takes great pleasure in witnessing her new life as a museum and visitor attraction.


"...stands as a neat little jewel of a book, and a worthy companion to the great ship herself."

- Naval Historical Foundation

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