Scapa Flow: The Definitive Guide to Scapa Flow

Scapa Flow: The Definitive Guide to Scapa Flow

By: Lawson Wood (author)Paperback

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A special 3rd edition has been released to mark the 100th Anniversary of the scuttling of the German Battle Fleet (16th June 1919). This definitive guide to Scapa Flow has been expanded and updated. Scapa Flow has international acclaim as one of the top five wreck diving locations in the world. Lawson Wood's anniversary edition has been fully revised and updated to be the most comprehensive guide to Scapa Flow. The shipwrecks are a mixture of battleships, cruisers and destroyers from the German High Seas Battle Fleet scuttled towards the end of WW1. The direct action of the British Admiralty saw a further 43 ships sunk during both world war conflicts to block the entrances to Scapa Flow. For divers travelling to Scapa Flow this is an essential guide containing information on all the dive sites together with a complete historical guide. Visitors to Scapa Flow will find Lawson's guide an invaluable investment.

About Author

Lawson Wood has written more than 50 related historical and diving guides from all over the world, including the successful Shipwrecks of the Cayman Islands. He is a founding member of the Marine Conservation Society and founder of the St.Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Nature Reserve in Scotland. He made photographic history be becoming a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photographers solely for underwater photography. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Contents

Foreword, Orkney Introduction, German High Seas Fleet, Salvaging the German Fleet, Travelling to & staying in Scapa, Wrecks of the Grand Fleet, German Light Cruisers, Motor Torpedo Boats (Destroyers), Aeroplane wrecks in Scapa Flow, Other Wrecks in Scapa Flow, World War II Wrecks, Breaking the Flow Defences, Orkney Italian Chapel, War Graves, Churchill Barriers, Churchill Barrier 1- Kirk Sound (Holm Sound), Churchill Barrier 2: Skerry Sound, Churchill Barrier 3: East Weddel Sound, Churchill Barrier 4: Water Sound, Blockship Barrier 5: Burra Sound, Scapa Flow Reef Dives, Appendix, Bibliography & Acknowledgements, Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781905492305
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781905492305
  • weight: 410
  • ISBN10: 1905492308

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