Groot Brittanie

SMS DRESDEN

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Stijn

21-4-19

Dresden is een mooi wrak, maar was helaas helemaal bedekt met brokkelsterren. Leven blijft …

10 m Visibility
8 °C - m

Francis DE BOCK

29-4-18

Marvelous wreck, great visibility

10 m Visibility
8 °C - m

The SMS Dresden is located on a hill on its port side, as if it is exhibited. The ship was launched on April 25 1917, but hardly played a role in the First World War. On March 28, 1918 it applied for a search and destroy mission in Norway, but it never came to combat. The next mission, at the end of the war, was canceled due to a rebellion. The SMS Dresden was sunk on December 6, 1918 in Scapa Flow.

Particulars

Type: Light cruiser. Class: Cöln. Weight: 5620 tons. Length: 115m. Width: 12m. Depth: 6.01m Speed: 27.8 knots (50.9 kph.). Builder: Howaldtswerke, Kiel. Year built: 1917. Armament: 8 x 15cm SK L / 45 guns, 3 x 8.8cm L45 / AA guns, four torpedo tubes x 60cm, 200 mines. Crew: 542 men, 17 officers. Water admission: April 25, 1917. Submerged in Scapa Flow: December 6, 1918 Deepest point: 38m. Shallowest point: 25m. Sister ship SMS Cöln.

Warnings

The SMS Dresden 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 DRESDEN Divemaps 1

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

SMS DRESDEN Features

Nicknames
Schotland, Scapa Flow
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
38 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Grey seal , saithe, crab, lobster, wrasse, moon jellyfish, comb jelly, whale shark, starfish
Other recreation
None

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