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SMS KRONPRINZ WILHELM

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Ernie en Bert

5-9-16

Scapa 3rd Scapa scuba scuba dive, big wreckage and a little less, difficult to orient what …

4 m Visibility
13 °C - m

SMS Kronprinz Wilhelm is often the first of the three battleships in Scapa Flow people dive on. The wreck is shallow and has a lot to offer. Much of the flak, the board cannons and torpedo’s remained intact. A dive to the two guns at the stern is undeniably the most popular. Here it is clear what the essence and the massive firepower of the ship was. Still, most divers remember the immense size of the SMS Kronprinz.

Particulars

Type: Battleship. Class: König. Weight: 25.797 tons. Length: 146m. Width: 28m. Speed: 21 knots. Builder: Germania Werft, Kiel. Year built: 1914. Armament: 10 x 30.5cm guns. 14 x 15cm casemate cannons. 10 x 8.8cm anti-aircraft guns (6 removed after the Battle of Jutland). 5 x 50cm torpedo tubes. Crew: 1045 men, 41 officers. Water admission: January 31, 1916. Submerged in Scapa Flow: June 21, 1919. Deepest point: 35m. Shallowest point. 12m.

Warnings

The SMS Kronprinz Wilhelm 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 KRONPRINZ WILHELM Divemaps 1

Wrakkaart Members only
  • Divers Guide Map
  • Detailed map
  • Wreck map
  • Local map

SMS KRONPRINZ WILHELM 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
Na
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive / wreck dive
Current
Limited
Visibility
12 - 20 m.
Average visibility
16 m.
Depth
35 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Grey seal , saithe, crab, lobster, wrasse, moon jellyfish, comb jelly, whale shark, starfish
Other recreation
None

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