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John Rushworth Jellicoe
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Military Personnel
    (December 5, 1859-November 20, 1935)
    Enlisted in the Royal Navy (1872)
    Served in the Egyptian War (1882)
    Director of Naval Ordnance (1905-1907)
    Commander of the Grand Fleet (1914-1917)
    British commander at the Battle of Jutland
    Replaced by David Beatty (1917)
    Made Viscount (1918)
    Governor-General of New Zealand (1920-1924)
    Made Earl (1925)
    Wrote 'The Grand Fleet' and 'The Crisis of the Naval War'
    Buried in St. Paul's Cathedral
    As commander He was too cautious and may have severely damaged the German fleet at Jutland had he been more aggressive.
    Instead, his forces took higher casualties in ships and men than the German forces; however, he won the strategic victory.
    He opposed the convoy system, which concentrated merchant ships so that escorts could better protect them.
    He joined the navy when he was thirteen.
    His leadership of the Royal Navy during World War I severely hampered the operations of German surface forces.
    He helped devise submarine countermeasures.
    Before World War I, he encouraged the Royal Navy to develop its dreadnoughts, torpedo boats and submarines.
    He was unwilling to put his forces at excessive risk.

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