Portsmouth to mark centenary of the Battle of Jutland

Scans of ships destroyed in the Battle of Jutland 99 years ago have been made for the first time using 21st Century technology.  The colourful three-dimensional images made by Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo belie the horrors played out off the coast of Denmark one Wednesday afternoon during the First World War.  They show the twisted and battered wreck of HMS Invincible, one of 25 warships ' 14 of them British ' that were blown up on May 31, 2016.  Image shows: Historical image of HMS Invincible being destroyed at the Battle of Jutland PPP-150617-122515001
Scans of ships destroyed in the Battle of Jutland 99 years ago have been made for the first time using 21st Century technology. The colourful three-dimensional images made by Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo belie the horrors played out off the coast of Denmark one Wednesday afternoon during the First World War. They show the twisted and battered wreck of HMS Invincible, one of 25 warships ' 14 of them British ' that were blown up on May 31, 2016. Image shows: Historical image of HMS Invincible being destroyed at the Battle of Jutland PPP-150617-122515001
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THE centenary of the Battle of Jutland is to be commemorated in Portsmouth, The News can reveal.

The Royal Navy will hold a special service on May 31 next year at Southsea Common to pay tribute to those who died in the biggest naval battle in the First World War.

More than 6,000 British personnel and 2,500 Germans died in the battle, which involved around 250 ships.

Other commemoration events will also be held around the country.

More details about the Portsmouth event have yet to be revealed and decisions will be made over the numbers of sailors who will attend.