The dreadnaughts and the cruisers were held well back to insure a counter strike ability. It was the destroyers (DD), destroyer escorts (DE) and motor torpedo boats (MTB) that provided the front line defense against a breakout by the German Fleet.
Asked in World War 1, Britain in WW2, Cold War
How did germany respond to britains blockade?
When the British blockage of all German ports not allowing in any supplies, hundreds of thousands of people. In retaliation Germany used U-boas to sink merchant ships carrying supplies to Britain. ...
Asked in World War 2, Britain in WW2, Germany in WW2
How did Germany respond to the British naval blockade in 1939?
The Germans used U-Boats to sink the merchant ships that were carrying supplies to Britain. German U-Boats were also used to target and sink naval vessels. On the day that Britain declared war on Germany, German U-boats sunk the British merchant ship the Athenia as it sailed from Liverpool to Montreal. ...
Asked in History of Maritime, Slavery, Vikings, Pirates
What were the ships called that were disguised to look like merchant ships?
I presume you mean armed ships disguised to look harmless. Such ships used by the British in World War I were known as Q ships. Those used by the German Navy in World War II were known as "Auxiliary cruisers" -- I think the German word is "Hilfskreuzer". ...
Asked in World War 2, Demographics, WW1 Allied Forces
What was the blockading of Germans ports in World War 1?
Britain used its fleet to impose a blockade on the German ports. Germany suffered shortages and, by the end of the war, food riots had occurred in a number of German towns. In response to the blockade Britain used its fleet to impose a blockade on the German ports. Germany suffered shortages and, by the end of the war, food riots had occurred in a number of German towns. In response to the blockade Britain used its superior fleet to impose...
Wooden ships built during the civil war?
During the Civil War, wooden ships were used. The ships the North built were used to blockade the South. The ships the South used were built to outrun the blockade. This all changed when the first ironclad, the Virginia, was made. It was unsinkable at the time. The North answered with the Monitor, and the two ships battled to a stalemate later in the war. ...
Asked in US Civil War
What types of ships were used in the American Civil War?
Monitor and Merrimack (vessel ships). Only fought once. Made of iron at the front. Ironclad ships were a new invention. These ships were covered with iron plates that would deflect shells. Tin-clad ships were river boats that were lightly protected by iron. "Blockade Runners" were a name applied to a varitey of fast ocean ships that were used to get through the Union blockade. ...
Asked in US Civil War
How did ships help the civil war?
The Union used ships to enforce a blockade on the ports of the south, so that they could not import war goods or export cash crops like cotton and tobacco. The Union also used ships to transport troops and as gunboats to bombard enemy cities and forts. Ships were very important to bring supplies to armies far from home. The most famous ships of the south were the blockade runners, small fast ships meant to take a few tons of cargo and sneak...
How did the south attempt to avoid the naval blockade?
The South used small, fast ships called blockade runners to outrun the longer Union warships and reach trading ports. ...
Asked in US Civil War
What was an effect of the unions naval blockade of the confederacy?
The naval blockade prevented the Confederacy from receiving supplies from Britain(mostly). It also prevented goods from shipping out so the money which would otherwise be made by this commerce was reduced. In an effort to defeat the blockade "Blockade Runners"were used. These were low-profile,fast ships that could sometimes get past the larger Union Navy ships and make it to port. ...
What were most boats used for during the civil war?
The Union had more ships than the Confederacy. The greatest amount of these were used on blockade duty. ...
Asked in American Revolution
What was the turtle used for in the American revolution?
the turtle was used for bombing the blockade that the British had formed in front of one of the ports. ...
What stopped the south from exporting goods durning the civil war?
Mostly the Union Naval blockade that was enforced on Southern ports. The South used ships called "blockade runners" to try to get past the blockade. These were mostly smaller, very streamlined, low-profile vessels which could move faster through the water than the larger standard navy ships of the Union Navy. This allowed them to outrun the Union ships. The blockade also prevented importing of goods from other countries ...
Asked in World War 1
What process did the military use to get ships made and transported to Europe safely?
They primarily used German ships. The ships did not have any special markings on them and they were transported during the night. ...
Why was the Confederacy vulnerable to a blockade from the North?
During the US Civil War, the South had virtually no navy. This prevented them from actively battling with Union ships that were sent to blockade important Southern ports. Instead, they used mines, artillery fortifications and small scale raiding vessels to impede the Northern blockade. ...