Lutzow were involved in the
sinking of the British battle
Invincible and Queen Mary.
Lutzow took 24 heavy hits
and further damage by one torpedo.
A German submarine was used to
scuttle her the following day.
received 17 heavy hits, she managed
to make it back to port for
Germany lost 11 ships and 2,115
men in the battle compared to
Britain loosing 14 ships and 5,672
men. As the German fleet fled back
to port, both sides claimed they
won the battle.
This was the last time the
German fleet left port to engage
the British fleet. From then on
they relied on their submarines to
destroy the Allies supply ships. By
the end of the war, German
submarines had sunk more than 4,500
ships totaling around 11 million
Hindenburg were scuttled
with the rest of the German fleet
after being interred at Scapa
Flow/Northern Scotland at the end
of the war. Hindenburg was
salvaged in 1930 and
Derfflinger in 1938, both
ships were scrapped at