Beatty Street, Mowbray

April 4, 2018 | MowbrayStreet & Suburb History

David Beatty

Beatty Street was named after David Beatty who was made a Rear Admiral in 1910 at the age of 39, the youngest man to achieve the rank since Nelson.

He was in charge of the British Grand Fleet’s Battlecruiser Squadron, and it was he who attacked the German High Seas Fleet off Jutland in May 1916.

Although the Germans tactically won the battle, their High Seas Fleet never put to sea again. Beatty’s commanding officer was Sir John Jellico and he was blamed for not finishing the Germans off.

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