SMS Dresden

Orkney Islands,Europe

The light cruiser SMS Dresden went down in the deep 21.June 1919 when Ludwig Von Reuter issued the code "Paragraph 11", the order for the whole German fleet to be scuttled. Within a few hours almost the whole fleet disappeared in the deep. In the years to come and all the way up until the outbreak of second world war, most of the ships were either raised or salvaged on site. The wreck of Dresden was left alone and rest today with a listing towards port on a depth of 16 to 35 meter northeast of Cava in Scapa Flow.

Former names:
SMS Dresden

510,0 x 47,0 x 21,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5531 grt Kiel ( D ) 1917  ( D )

Picture: SMS Dresden
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