Een lichte kruiser, nou ja licht? Nog steeds een flink bakbeest van 112 meter. Schaduwzijde zat weer tjokvol met anemonen. Veel kabeljauw.
Dresden is een mooi wrak, maar was helaas helemaal bedekt met brokkelsterren. Leven blijft hier verbazen als je goed kijkt.
Marvelous wreck, great visibility
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.
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.
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.
SMS DRESDEN Features
- Schotland,Scapa Flow
- 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.
- 38 m.
- Grey seal , saithe, crab, lobster, wrasse, moon jellyfish, comb jelly, whale shark, starfish
- Other recreation