Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An extensive sandbank of the central North Sea between Great Britain and Denmark. It is a major breeding ground for fish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A large sandbank, and associated fishing ground, in the North Sea between Great Britain and Denmark

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Fisher was especially furious at the failure to annihilate, as “the rendezvous was given in both cases [the Scarborough Raid and the Dogger Bank battle], and the enemy appeared exactly on the spot [identified by Room 40].”

    Castles of Steel

  • Returning to Seydlitz, Hipper summoned his captains and explained the plan: they were to set out in darkness that evening, reconnoiter the Dogger Bank at daybreak, destroy any enemy light forces discovered there, and be back the following evening.

    Castles of Steel

  • At 4: 00 a.m., approaching the Dogger Bank from the west, S-33 stumbled into four British destroyers.

    Castles of Steel

  • The Dogger Bank was the first sea battle between dreadnoughts whose high speed and heavy gun power dominated the action.

    Castles of Steel

  • To address this worry, Hipper proposed an operation in which his force would clear the Dogger Bank of British fishing vessels and suspicious neutral craft and would also attack any light British warships patrolling the Bank.

    Castles of Steel

  • Without the breaking of the German codes, the battles of Dogger Bank and Jutland would not have been fought.

    Castles of Steel

  • The Dogger Bank was a British victory, even if it was not the total annihilation of the enemy that the British navy and public so eagerly desired.

    Castles of Steel

  • Ironically, the Battle of the Dogger Bank failed to illuminate this design flaw; indeed, it encouraged Fisher and the Royal Navy to believe that their choice had been correct.

    Castles of Steel

  • During the bad weather, Ingenohl had sent the battle cruiser Von der Tann into dry dock for a routine twelve-day overhaul; when Hipper and Eckermann urged that the Dogger Bank operation immediately be launched, it was too late for Von der Tann to be refloated.

    Castles of Steel

  • The presence of British destroyers on the Dogger Bank had been reported to Admiral von Ingenohl as early as 4: 20 a.m., when the German destroyer S-33, unable to find Hipper and returning home alone, saved herself by pretending that she was British.

    Castles of Steel

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.