Britain, Russia, France, and eventually the United States.
Britian Declared Naval Superpower
8-1-1914 - 8-31-1914
Britain at the start of World War 1 had beaten Germany in the naval race and was known as the naval superpower of World War 1.
Battle of Heligoland Bight
8-28-1914 - 8-29-1914
Naval battle between Britain and Germany that was a direct result of Britain declaring war. Fought in fog and haze which made it difficult, however, Britain won with extremely low casualties.
Battle of The Falkland Islands
12-8-1914 - 12-9-1914
As a direct result of Germany sinking two of their vessels off of Chile, Britain cut off the Germans at the Falkland Islands where a battle per sued. It was another easy victory for the British who again had light casualties.
4-22-1918 - 4-23-1918
Raid in which the British sunk three of their own old cruisers in a bay in order to keep German U-boats and destroyers from being dispatched. Successful.
Germany, Austria-Hungry, and Ottoman Empire
German North Asiatic Vessels sink two British Cruisers
Nov. 1 1914 - Nov. 2 1914
Germany's North Asiatic Vessels were dispached to flank around South America and come in behind England and France. Along the way they sunk the British Good Hope and Monmouth off the coast of Chile.
Battle of Jutland
5-31-1916 - 6-1-1916
Battle in the North Sea started by the German's to wear down the British Royal Navy. Both sides lost many troops and ships, however, Germany retreated.
11-29-1918 - 11-30-1918
German High Sea Fleet, under the armistice agreement, surrenders to Britain's Admiral Beatty.