58 52.969N, 3 08.526W
LENGTH: 115m

SMS Cöln 3D Shipwreck

Explore the SMS Cöln shipwreck in 3D. Simply drag with your mouse to move around the wreck.

She lies on her starboard side in 36 metres of seawater with the bows pointing roughly north. The top of the wreck is around 22 metres making her a good 30-metre dive well within the grasp of most competent sports divers.

Easy to navigate with all the main structures intact and recognisable, Cöln swiftly becomes most people's favourite after a week's diving.

The wreck lies on a flat, even seabed. Salvors blasted her engine room, but little else, so that even after more than 90 years of immersion her structure is reasonably intact and she is easily recognisable as a warship.

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Wrecks Protected Status

In recognition of their historical and cultural importance, the wrecks of the Cöln, Dresden, Brummer, Karlsruhe, Kronprinz Wilhelm, König and Markgraf have been protected as scheduled monuments. Divers are welcome to enjoy and respect these wrecks but removal of artefacts from them is illegal. For more information, please visit the: MCA Website

The 3D shipwreck visualisation is intended as a guide only and does not pretend to be entirely accurate. Always research/plan your dive with care and always dive within your limits. 3deep Media, Orkney Island Council or any other organisations involved with this website do not accept any responsibility for injury or loss of life as a result of diving in Scapa Flow.

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