RN surveys Jutland

Stunning new 3D scans have emerged from the largest naval battle in history showing the final resting place of a German Flagship.

SMS Lützow 2 SMS Lützow
Looking like a small ridge at the bottom of the North Sea these images actually show SMS Lützow, Admiral Franz von Hipper’s Flagship, scuttled during the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

hms echo

The images were captured by the Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo which has been visiting Jutland and has surveyed 21 of 25 historic wrecks there. Read more here

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  • Very interesting and timely, as I will be cruising over some of those wrecks in about ten days. We’re taking the Norwegian Star out of Copenhagen for a cruise of the British Isles and will travel around Jutland into the North Sea on the first day at sea.

    Thanks for reminding me of what we will be sailing over and what took place there in the surface battle of Jutland a century ago. Yours is one of the only blogs I subscribe to and I especially enjoy Warship Wednesdays. 🙂

    Not sure if you have been following my apocalyptic nautical adventures, but you might enjoy the Sedulity books, as well as “Retribution” and “Submerged in the World of Wool.” See the list of titles at http://www.amazon.com/David-Forsyth/e/B006PLOMMK/ 🙂

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