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Facts and Figures

The First World War at Sea is often poorly understood and its significance less realised when considered next to the more recognised image of the First World War - the Western Front. In fact the maritime element of the war was what made the war a truly global conflict, and some of the facts, figures and tales form it may surprise you. 

Below are some of the facts that have emerged from the research conducted by the Forgotten Wrecks project. Keep watching for regular updates.

British Losses: How many ships did Britain lose as a result of the First World War?

Losses to U-boats: Did you know that U-boats were far more successful in the First World War than they were in the Second?

Fleet Sizes: How did the British and German fleets measure up to each other at the outbreak of war, and why is it so hard to find out?