58 52.969N, 3 08.526W
LENGTH: 115m

SMS Dresden 3D Shipwreck

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

The sloping seabed upon which Dresden rests created a shear force which is believed to have contributed to her deterioration more than the salvaging efforts.

Also, the wreck is trying to turn turtle and the resultant pressures continue to work their worst. At the stern the deck is coming away from the hull along its top edge.

In 2004 the deck at the bow separated from the hull and fell away. As time goes by the internal decks have begun to fall away in the same manner.

It is these forces that will ultimately seal the demise of the structurally impressive Dresden.

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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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