Scapa Flow, scuttling of High Seas fleet
RMJK2E6HScapa Flow, scuttling of High Seas fleet
The scuttling of the German fleet carried out on 21 June 1919 took place at the Royal Navy's base at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, after the First World War. The High Seas Fleet was interned there under the terms of the Armistice whilst negotiations took place over the fate of the ships, but Admiral Ludwig von Reuter decided to scuttle the fleet, however British guard ships beached 22 of the 74 interned vessels. The photograph illustrates one of the many wrecks were salvaged over the next two decades and were towed away for scrapping.
RMR8J1M4The scuttling of the German fleet carried out on 21 June 1919 took place at the Royal Navy's base at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, after the First World War. The High Seas Fleet was interned there under the terms of the Armistice whilst negotiations took place over the fate of the ships, but Admiral Ludwig von Reuter decided to scuttle the fleet, however British guard ships beached 22 of the 74 interned vessels. The photograph illustrates one of the many wrecks were salvaged over the next two decades and were towed away for scrapping.
'The Scuttling of the German Fleet at Scapa Flow', First World War, 1918, (c1920). '...: towing German officers and men to one of the British battleships'. After the armistice was signed, the German High Seas Fleet surrendered at Scapa Flow, the Royal Navy's base in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. The Germans later scuttled their ships to prevent them falling into the hands of the British. From "The Great World War: A History", Volume IX, edited by Frank A Mumby. [The Gresham Publishing Company Ltd, London, c1920]
RM2A8E7XB'The Scuttling of the German Fleet at Scapa Flow', First World War, 1918, (c1920). '...: towing German officers and men to one of the British battleships'. After the armistice was signed, the German High Seas Fleet surrendered at Scapa Flow, the Royal Navy's base in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. The Germans later scuttled their ships to prevent them falling into the hands of the British. From "The Great World War: A History", Volume IX, edited by Frank A Mumby. [The Gresham Publishing Company Ltd, London, c1920]