Iron Duke

  1. British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)
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  • Despite the skill with which Jellicoe and Beatty had enmeshed the High Seas Fleet, Iron Duke had fired only nine salvos when Scheer turned his ships around and vanished into the mist. Castles of Steel
  • But, generally speaking, I'd rather my skipper took their cues from the Little Corporal than the Iron Duke. The Most Influential Innings of the Decade
  • St. Vincent reported to Iron Duke that she was picking up strong, nearby wireless signals from ships on the wavelength used by the High Seas Fleet. Castles of Steel
  • The German battle fleet, London advised, was ten miles southwest of Iron Duke. Castles of Steel
  • Standing on the bridge of Iron Duke, a small figure in a belted blue raincoat with a white scarf knotted at his neck, Jellicoe stared intently at the hazy line of sea and sky to the south. Castles of Steel
  • The serious fleet action had lasted for only twenty minutes — from 6: 15 to 6: 35 p.m. — and even then, in the shifting banks of mist and smoke rolling toward the British line, no more than three or four enemy battleships had ever been visible from the bridge of Iron Duke. Castles of Steel
  • Admiral Jellicoe flew his flag in the battleship HMS Iron Duke at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.
  • I do hope you will come here in Iron Duke soon, it would do us from top to bottom great honour to know that we have earned your approbation …. Castles of Steel
  • “There was,” he wrote, “too much of Jellicoe in Iron Duke.” Castles of Steel
  • The gallery steps are a popular gathering point for local youths and the statue of the Iron Duke usually has a traffic cone on its bonce.
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