One of my dad’s relatives was on the Queen Mary which was hit today, May 31st in 1916 at 16.25 and exploded. 1,266 crewmen were lost and eighteen survivors were picked up. My dad’s relative was a cook on the Queen Mary and was 25. Found this out by accident, looking for my dad’s ancestors.
A 36 hour battle, involving 250 ships. About 8551 people died in 36 hours and 1181 were wounded
Now both sides commemorate it – war is senseless.
The Queen Mary was a Battlecruiser and the biggest ship sunk in the battle.