ANSWER TO QUIZ ABOUT ADMIRAL CLASS BATTLECRUISERS

HOOD –ANSON – HOWE – RODNEY

Only Hood completed.

UK ships ordered to counter the four German battlecruisers
ordered called the MACKENSEN Class.

Graf Spee
Mackensen
Ersatz* Freyer
Ersatz* ‘A’

*Ersatz means substitute, in place of, so a ship to replace
SMS FREYA which was launched in 1897 and scrapped 1921.

*Ersatz ‘A’ means substitute for an as yet unnamed vessel.

By 1917 the German knew the war was slipping away from them
and the Mackensen class was either not laid-down or unfinished.
Hood was completed but only after many modifications to incorporate
the lessons learned at Jutland.