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Surrender of the German Navy

On November 21, 1918, the entire German Navy formally surrendered to the British Royal Navy. Approximately 70 German ships were met in the North Sea by the British fleet and then escorted to the Firth of Forth, after which they were taken to Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands for scuttling.

A British warship leads a line of German warships into the Firth of Forth.
escorting the German fleet

German submarines being surrendered at the port of Harwich, England.
surrendered German submarines


Thomas H. Russell America's War for Humanity: Pictorial History of the World War for Liberty Chicago: Homewood Press, 1919

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