Alternate deployment of Grand Fleet destroyers at Jutland

At 6:15pm May 31st Jellicoe ordered the Grand Fleet to deploy to port, enabling it to "cross the T" of the High Seas Fleet. It could have deployed to starboard and engaged the High Seas Fleet sooner, but it most agree the historic decision was for the better. "Port" or "starboard" deployments for the battleline are the main alternate history considerations, although some less serious suggestions (like from Sturdee after the fact) have included having one half the battle line deploy to port and the other half to starboard, although I don't think the Grand Fleet had drilled such a deployment.

However, what those scenarios all have in common is that they're about the "battle line" of battleships. The Grand Fleet had multiple destroyer squadrons (the 4th, 11th, and 12th) accompanying it. Historically AIUI those destroyer squadrons deployed at the van of the Grand Fleet battle line as it deployed to port. What if instead, the 4th/11th/12th destroyer squadrons were ordered to deploy to starboard to launch a mass torpedo attack on the (anticipated position of the) High Seas Fleet? What would Scheer do if he had to deal with his fleet facing a destroyer attack to his port and the British battle line directly ahead?
 
I am not quite sure I can visualize the deployment you are describing, but mass torpedo attacks in World War One were typically made to cause an opponent to turn away, or to cover one's own fleet when turning away, often in company with making smoke. Either way, it was a way to break off an action. So if Jellicoe had Scheer right where he wanted him, and then launched a mass torpedo attack, he would be giving away the opportunity to have a gun line victory. The missing ingredient in this equation is that torpedoes launched by surface ships in World War One rarely hit, because the range of the torpedoes, the ability of warships to evade, and how obvious it was to the other side that a torpedo attack was being launched.
 
I am not quite sure I can visualize the deployment you are describing, but mass torpedo attacks in World War One were typically made to cause an opponent to turn away, or to cover one's own fleet when turning away, often in company with making smoke. Either way, it was a way to break off an action. So if Jellicoe had Scheer right where he wanted him, and then launched a mass torpedo attack, he would be giving away the opportunity to have a gun line victory. The missing ingredient in this equation is that torpedoes launched by surface ships in World War One rarely hit, because the range of the torpedoes, the ability of warships to evade, and how obvious it was to the other side that a torpedo attack was being launched.

In some sense a destroyer charge at 6:15pm would be to cover a turn of the fleet away. Jellicoe’s turn to port was performed with the intention of delaying action until the Grand Fleet’s battleships were formed into a battle line, and put it heading in a direction away from the High Seas Fleet. Additionally, if the British destroyers turned starboard, they would have encountered the High Seas Fleet to their south and east, so if the High Seas Fleet turns away, their turn would be at least somewhat in an easterly direction, and it might even be more towards the north east because they had been chasing the 5th battle squadron in that direction.

If the British destroyers aren’t in the van, their smoke isn’t obscuring the gunnery of the Grand Fleet, which is something that hampered them IOTL.
 
What if instead, the 4th/11th/12th destroyer squadrons were ordered to deploy to starboard to launch a mass torpedo attack on the (anticipated position of the) High Seas Fleet? What would Scheer do if he had to deal with his fleet facing a destroyer attack to his port and the British battle line directly ahead?

This misunderstands the primary role of the Grand Fleet's destroyers - they're not there to launch torpedo attacks, except on targets of opportunity, or to finish off cripples in the pursuit of a beaten enemy, but to prevent enemy torpedo attacks on the battle line. To do this, they have to a) deploy with the battle line, not at right angles to it, and b) ideally be positioned ahead of it, as that's the ideal position from which to launch an attack.

At Jutland spcifically, there's also the issue that they didn't have much of a choice about where to go because somebody decided to drive his battlecruisers right across the face of the Grand Fleet as it deployed, which left virtually no space on the starboard wing for anyone to do do anything except scramble out of the way to try and avoid getting run over by the battlecruisers cutting across, 1st Battle Squadron deploying, 5th Battle Squadron joining the rear of the line (or doing doughnuts in Scheer's face), or all three. In the vast majority of cases this meant turning east at full speed.
 
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