Friday, 9 July 2021

Karslruhe II, Scapa Flow, Orkney - Scotland

 

Entry: 11:33
Dive time: 42min
Depth: 25.3m
Temp: 12 degrees C
Weights: 12kg 
Air: Nitrox 32
Scapa2#11
Buddy: Jo

 http://www.scapaflowwrecks.com/wrecks/karlsruhe/diving.php

Third dive back at the Karlsruhe and we definitely found it again - two out of three times! (",)

This was a surprise dive as the MV Karin had problems yesterday and we thought we had done our last dive.  An engineer came to look at the engine, presumed gearbox problem, sorted it out and the captain was keen to test how it sailed..  We were given the option of doing another dive and most were keen.

 

Sea squirt



Wreck info from Scap Flow Wreck.com:

Nationality: German
Launched: 31 January 1916
Commissioned: 15 November 1916
Builder: Kaiserliche Werft, Kiel (Imperial Dockyard Kiel)
Construction number: 41
Type: Light Cruiser
Subtype/class: Königsberg class
Displacement (standard): 5440 tonnes
Displacement (full load): 7125 tonnes
Length overall: 112m*
Beam: 12m
Draught: 6.32 - 5.96m
Complement: 475 men
Material: Steel
Cause of loss: Scuttled
Date lost: 21 June 1919; 1550 hrs
Casualties (in scuttling): 0
Propulsion: Ten coal-fired and two oil-fired doubled ended marine type boilers, two sets
marine type turbines (high pressure turbines worked by geared transmission),
two propellers
Fuel: 1340 tonnes coal, 500 tonnes oil
Range: 4850 nautical miles at 12 knots
Power: 55700 shp** maximum
Speed: 27.7 knots maximum
Armour: ranges from 20mm – 60mm (position dependent),
control tower 100mm (on the sides)
Armament: 8 x 15cm guns, 2 x 8.8cm guns, 2 x 50cm deck mounted torpedo tubes, 2 x
50cm lateral submerged torpedo tubes, 200 deck-mounted mines

 

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Wall at Copinsay, Orkney - Scotland

 


 
Entry: 13:48
Dive time: 42min
Depth: 24.4m
Temp: 11 degrees C
Weights: 12kg 
Air: Nitrox 27
Scapa2#10













 

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Endeavor, Orkney - Scotland

Entry: 16:26
Dive time: 35min
Depth: 21m
Temp: 12 degrees C
Weights: 12kg 
Air: Nitrox 32
Scapa2#9
 
The Endeavour was a trawler which sank in 1918 near Kirkwall.  The tides were really very strong and a number of divers really struggled to find the wreck.  We stayed really low having carefully followed the shot line down.  We spotted the wreck to our left and quickly made our way over.  We did three circles of the wreckIt now lies at 27m.
 

 

Disperser, Orkney - Scotland

Entry: 10:24
Dive time: 39min
Depth: 25m
Temp: 12 degrees C
Weights: 12kg 
Air: Nitrox 25
Scapa2#8







Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Roy's Cave, Orkney - Scotland

 

Entry: 13:08
Dive time: 50min
Depth: 16.8m
Temp: 11 degrees C
Weights: 12kg 
Air: Nitrox 31
Scapa2#7
 

 







 




Nipple Rock, Hoy, Orkney - Scotland

 

Entry: 10:08
Dive time: 37min
Depth: 32m
Temp: 11 degrees C
Weights: 12kg 
Air: Air
Scapa2#6

 


Monday, 5 July 2021

Karlsruhe II, Scapa Flow, Orkney - Scotland

 

Entry: 13:49
Dive time: 40min
Depth: 25.9m
Temp: 12 degrees C
Weights: 12kg 
Air: Nitrox 32
Scapa2#5