For the navies orf Britain and Germany, 1916 would be the defining year of the first World War. Against a background of the evacuation of the Dardanelles, Blockades in the North Sea and submarine attacks around the coasts of Europe, the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet Would meet in the North Sea on 31 May 1916 and slug it out for supremacy. Which would win, Britain or Germany?. Witha both sides claiming victory. Jutland ended as a draw. Nonetheless, neither fleet would venture out in force again for the duration. Future Naval engagements would be skirmishes rather than all-out sea battles.