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SMS KARLSRUHE

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Francis DE BOCK

29-4-18

second dive of the day, with another wreck to enjoy

8 m Visibility
8 °C - m

Ernie en Bert

9-9-16

11th dive on Scapa with the MV Invincible, a little less vision. wrecked from bow to …

5 m Visibility
13 °C - m

Ernie en Bert

5-9-16

4th Scapa scuba dive with MV Invincible, sniffed on the wreck at on-board cannons, turbine …

10 m Visibility
13 °C - m

The SMS Karlsruhe was severely damaged as a result of salvage operations that took place at Scapa Flow between 1963 and 1965. Yet it is a fascinating wreck, where less experienced divers can wreck dive. The ship is relatively shallow and in several places completely ripped open. As a result, much of the interior can be observed. In particular, the boiler rooms and the complex technology of the engine room are clearly visible. Nowhere else in Scapa Flow, you can better study the complexity of German warships than at the SMS Karlsruhe.

Particulars

Type: Light cruiser. Class: Königsberg. Weight: 5440 tons. Length: 112m. Width: 12m. Speed: 27.7 knots. Builder: Kaiserliche Werft, Kiel. Year built: 1916. Armament: 8 × 15cm SK L / 45 guns, 3 × 8.8cm on (3.5in) L / 45 AA guns, 4 × 50cm torpedo tubes, 200 mines. Crew: 458 men, 17 officers. Water admission: January 31, 1916. Submerged in Scapa Flow: June 21, 1919. Deepest point: 25m.

Warnings

The SMS Karlsruhe 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 KARLSRUHE Divemaps 1

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

SMS KARLSRUHE Features

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

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