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The Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland & Labrador presents
German Navy Shipwrecks at Scapa Flow, Scotland
a presentation by Norman Turner
At the end of World War I, the German High Seas Fleet was interned by the Allies at Scapa Flow, Scotland. In July 1919, 74 German warships were scuttled on the orders of their Admiral. While many ships were later salvaged, 3 German battleships and 4 cruisers remain on the bottom for divers to explore and enjoy. Hear about the greatest “maritime suicide” of all time and the birth of modern salvage operations that followed. See video of some of the best diving on naval shipwrecks in the world. In addition to the German Fleet, hear about some of the most famous naval losses in the history of the British Royal Navy, such as HMS Royal Oak, Vanguard and Hampshire.
SPSNL will announce activities for 2015 after the presentation. Find out about our plans for shipwreck workshops, courses and diving.