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SMS CÖLN

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Stijn

23-4-19

Erg mooi wrak, grotendeels intact maar opengebroken bij bergingswerkzaamheden. Daarom kan …

10 m Visibility
8 °C - m

Ernie en Bert

9-9-16

Super dive, perfect view, large schools of herring, Scapa dive no. 12 with MV Invincibleble

15 m Visibility
13 °C - m

Ernie en Bert

4-9-16

Diving in and around the wreck with MV Invincible, you'll find lots of flora and fauna in …

10 m Visibility
13 °C - m

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.

Particulars

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.

Warnings

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.

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SMS CÖLN Divemaps 1

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  • Divers Guide Map
  • Detailed map
  • Wreck map
  • Local map

SMS CÖLN Features

Address
Schotland, Orkney Isles, Scapa Flow
Parking
At boat charter
Distance
30 min.
Suitable for
Groups, underwater photography, wreck divers
Permit
N.v.t
Access
Wreck accessible by boat
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Boat dive / wreck dive
Current
Medium
Visibility
12 - 20 m.
Average visibility
12 m.
Depth
36 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Grey seal , saithe, crab, lobster, wrasse, moon jellyfish, comb jelly, whale shark, starfish
Other recreation
None

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