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“Dive Scapa Flow – 100th anniversary edition”


B O E K B E S P R E K I N G By  : Frank NEYTS     

                     
Recently Whittles Publishing released ‘Dive Scapa Flow – 100th anniversary edition’, by Rod Macdonald. ‘Dive Scapa Flow’ has been THE definitive guide to diving the fabled wrecks of Scapa Flow, one of the world’s greatest wreck diving locations. This edition marks the 100 th anniversary of the scuttle of 74 warships of the interned German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow on 21st June 1919 – the greatest act of maritime suicide the world has ever seen. The dark depths of Scapa Flow conceal the remains of several of the Kaiser’s WWI High Seas Fleet. Three massive 575-foot long 26,000-ton König-class battleships await exploration. Four 5,000-ton, 500-foot  long, kleiner kreuzerzs, Brummer, Cöln, Dresden and Karlsruhe lie on their beam ends open for inspection along parts that remained on the seabed of many other High Seas Fleet vessels as they themselves were lifted to the surface during the greatest feat of underwater salvage that has ever taken place. Scapa Flow’s war graves, including HMS Royal Oak, HMS Vanguard and HMS Hampshire are off limits to divers today but their stories are recounted to preserve the memory of those that perished.  “Dive Scapa Flow” (ISBN 978-1-84995290-3) is issued as a paperback.

The book counts 344 pages and costs £30.00 or $37.95. The Whittles Publishing, Dunbeath Mill, Dunbeath, Cairness IKW6 6EG, Scotland (UK), e-mail: info@whittlespublishing.com , www.whittlespublishing.com. 

 

 

 

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