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Scapa 1919


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Preface Introduction PART ONE: The Scuttling of the German Fleet 1. Surrender and Internment 2. The Scuttle 3. Reaction and disposal of the rump of the German Fleet PART TWO: Cox & Danks: The Salvage Pioneers 4. The Salvage of the Battlecruisers and their archaeology today 5. The Salvage of the Destroyers and SMS Bremse and their archaeology today PART THREE: Metal Industries and Locally based salvage 6. The Salvage of the Battleships and their archaeology today 7. SMS Derfflinger and her archaeology today 8. The Royal Navy 9. Scapa Flow Salvage & Shipbreaking Co. PART FOUR: The Survivors: Battleships 10. SMS Konig 11. SMS Markgraf 12. SMS Kronprinz 13. SMS Dresden PART FIVE: The Survivors: Cruisers and Destroyers 14. SMS Coln 15. SMS Karlsrhue 16. SMS Brummer 19. SMS V83 ans SMS S54 PART SIX: Scapa 100 years on 20. Conclusions: The Archaeology of a Scuttled Fleet Appendices: 1. HMS Vanguard 2. HMS Royal Oak 3. Other Scapa Shipwrecks Bibliography Index

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Marine archaeologist Dr Innes McCartney reveals - for the first time - the location and state of the wrecks of all 25 warships sunk in the scuttling of the German fleet at Scapa Flow.

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Dr Innes McCartney is a nautical archaeologist, explorer, historian and author. Over the last 25 years he has specialized in the discovery of, and investigation into, twentieth century shipwrecks including the wrecks of the Battle of Jutland and many British and German submarines. He has appeared regularly on documentaries such as Time Team Special and is a popular speaker at conferences. He lives in Cornwall, UK.


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