H.M.S. Colossus at the Battle of Jutland
Colossus had the Russian attache to Britain aboard during the battle, the Finnish Commodore Gustav von Schoultz. He wrote of his experiences in a book called With the British Battle Fleet: War Recollections of a Russian Naval Officer, published in 1922.
Official Report of Proceedings
10th June 1916.
THE report of the action of 31st May, as far as it affected H.M. Ship under my command, has been divided up as follows :—
(a) Diary of events.
(b) Tracing, showing rough relative positions of targets engaged.
(d) Appendix II, giving details of damage to propellors through passing over wreckage or a submarine.
(e) Copy of report of Officers and Men commended.
(f) List of Casualties.
Generally speaking, the action from the point of view of this ship was a most tantalising one, as the presence of the enemy was obvious from the flashes of his guns, but only for a short period did an opportunity occur of getting into action with any of the enemy's capital ships.
The conduct of the Officers and Men was excellent, and such as one had always hoped it would be.
I have the honour to be,
Your obedient Servant,
The Vice-Admiral Commanding, Captain.
1st Battle Squadron
(through R.A. 1st B.S.).
- Notes on Jutland taken by Humphrey C. Coysh, a midshipman aboard Colossus, appointed July 1915 at National Maritime Museum, MSS 74/116