Admiral Jellicoe's uniform among items donated for new Battle of Jutland exhibition

A significant collection of artefacts belonging to Admiral Sir John Jellicoe who commanded the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland in 1916 is to go on display for the very first time.

His grandson Nick Jellicoe lent the full naval dress uniform of his grandfather, complete with a decorated sword belt, in anticipation of The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s blockbuster exhibition on the battle.

Also loaned to the museum, and seen by Mr Jellicoe for the first time, was a sword presented to Admiral Sir John Jellicoe by the City of London after Jutland.

A telescope presented to Jellicoe on his promotion to Captain in 1897 and possibly used at Jutland, is also part of the collection.

The artefacts will all go on display in The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s blockbuster exhibition – 36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War – which opens to the public on May 19th at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 

Nelson's funeral barge

The funeral barge used to transport Nelson’s body down the Thames is preserved at the NMRN.