58 52.969N, 3 08.526W
LENGTH: 146m

SMS Markgraf 3D Shipwreck

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

The Markgraf wreck lies almost completely upturned in 45 metres of water with her bows pointing roughly north-west. She is open on the starboard side, the superstructure has prevented the ship rolling over completely, and it is along this edge that much of the interest lies.

Markgraf is the most involved dive of the fleet, requiring a technicality that the others do not, but still offers a good reward for competent sports divers.

The salvage on the wreck concentrated mainly on the main armour belt along the length of the armoured citadel, the engine room and the forward torpedo room. By the time the salvors started work on Markgraf they were very practised and adept at their art so blasting is precise, accurate and concentrated with little structural collateral damage.

In addition, the wreck's present orientation works with the designed strengths of the ship, helping to prolong her integrity and structure.

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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

This 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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