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174 December 1968 3 Navy News
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At Jutland neither the Ger-
mans nor the British had air-
craft apart from the unreliable

zeppelins and the few "sticks
and string aircraft" in H.M.S. Engadine.
When Admiral Beatty ordered
Engadine to send up one of her
Short seaplanes to search for
the enemy ships. it took the ship
21 minutes before Flt.-Lieut.
F.J. Rutland and his observer,
Asst. Paymr. G. S. Trewin were
airborne. and half an hour be-
fore they sighted the enemy.
This was the first occasion
that a heavier-than-air machine
was used in a fleet action.
The seaplane sighted the
enemy and the enemy report
reached the Engadine, but that
ship was unable to relay it to
the Lion, Beatty's flagship. Thus
the good work was wasted.
No more of Engadine's planes
were used during the battle be-
cause the swell prevented the
machines taking off.
Later in the action the Enga-
dine was holed in several places.

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174 December 1968 18 Navy News
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