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.
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