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The SMS Coln lies on the starboard side at a depth of 36 meters, with the bow to the north. The SMS Cöln is for many divers one of the favorites of Scapa Flow. And not without reason. Of the four cruisers, which are sunk in the bay, The sms Coln is in the best condition. Only the engine room was destroyed during salvage operations and the propeller is removed. Her contribution was limited to lay mines and patrol in German waters. Explore the bow, the boiler rooms, the bridge and the two guns on the stern side during your dive. It is, in comparison to other wrecks in Scapa Flow, a relatively simple dive.
Type: Light cruiser. Class: Cöln. Length: 115m. Width: 12m. Weight: 5620 tons. Draft: 6.01m. Speed: 29.3 knots. Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg. Year built: 1915. Armament: 8 × 15cm SK L / 45 guns. 3 × 8.8cm L / 45 AA antiaircraft guns (reduced to two in 1918. 4 x 60cm torpedo tubes, 200 mines Crew:. 542 soldiers, 17 officers. Admission: October 5, 1916. Submerged in Scapa Flow: June 1919 . Deepest point: 36m. Shallowest point. 22m. Sister ship SMS Dresden.
The SMS Coln is a protected war memorial. Diving is permitted but the removal of or taking any artifacts is strictly prohibited. Visibility can be poor at times. Best visibility in May and October.
SMS CÖLN Features
- Schotland, Orkney Isles, Scapa Flow
- At boat charter
- 30 min.
- Suitable for
- Groups, underwater photography, wreck divers
- Wreck accessible by boat
- Boat dive facilities
- Kind of dive
- Boat dive / wreck dive
- 12 - 20 m.
- Average visibility
- 12 m.
- 36 m.
- Grey seal , saithe, crab, lobster, wrasse, moon jellyfish, comb jelly, whale shark, starfish
- Other recreation