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The Ships Of Scapa Flow

Author : Campbell McCutcheon
ISBN : 1445633868
Genre : Transportation
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A new look at the naval base at Scapa Flow, Orkney, and the ships that have used it and still remain today.
Category: Transportation

Cox S Navy

Author : Tony Booth
ISBN : 9781781597811
Genre : History
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On mid-Summer's Day 1919 the interned German Grand Fleet was scuttled by their crews at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands despite a Royal Navy guard force. Greatly embarrassed, the Admiralty nevertheless confidently stated that none of the ships would ever be recovered. Had it not been for the drive and ingenuity of one man there is indeed every possibility that they would still be resting on the sea bottom today.Cox's Navy tells the incredible true story of Ernest Cox, a Wolverhampton-born scrap merchant, who, despite having no previous experience, led the biggest salvage operation in history to recover the ships. The 28,000 ton Hindenberg was the largest ship ever salvaged. Not knowing the boundaries enabled Cox to apply solid common sense and brilliant improvisation, changing forever marine salvage practice during peace and war.
Category: History

The Last Days Of The High Seas Fleet

Author : Nicholas C. Jellicoe
ISBN : 1526754584
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On 21 June 1919 the ships of the German High Seas Fleet--interned at Scapa Flow since the Armistice--began to founder taking their British custodians completely by surprise. In breach of agreed terms the fleet dramatically scuttled itself in a well-planned operation that consigned nearly half a million tons and 54 of 72 ships to the bottom of the sheltered anchorage in a gesture of Wagnerian proportions. Using new material from German sources and a host of eye-witness testimonies Nicholas Jellicoe meticulously reconstructs the circumstances of the scuttling itself and clearly lays out the aftermath for all parties involved.

Scapa Flow

Author : Donald John Munro
ISBN : IND:32000009470065
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

Nightmare At Scapa Flow

Author : H.G. Weaver
ISBN : 9780857905185
Genre : History
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Sinking the battleship HMS Royal Oak in the Royal Navy's home anchorage, with the loss of more than 800 of her crew, was Germany's first shattering blow against Britain in the 1939-45 war. Within six weeks the long-standing German dream of breaching the defences of Scapa Flow had been achieved. Germany claimed the sinking for the submarine U-47, commanded by Lt. Gunther Prien. Prien and his crew became instant folk heroes, lauded, interviewed and exploited to extract the maximum glory from their deed. A few months later, Prien's autobiography, "Mein Weg Nach Scapa Flow", was published and sold an astonishing 750,000 copies. However, there are also Royal Oak survivors who, while accepting that their ship was torpedoed, say: 'Prien and his crew can't ever have seen the inside of Scapa Flow because Prien's story is almost totally at variance with the truth.'Four books and dozens of articles have been written on what is now generally accepted as one of the greatest submarine exploits of all time. Yet nobody has managed to sift fact from falsehood and reconcile the apparently irreconcilable German and British stories. The author has interviewed Royal Oak survivors, members of U-47's 1939 crew, Lt. Prien's widow and members of the firm which published his autobiography. His quest for the truth led through England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Orkney, Norway, West Berlin, Cologne, Freiburg and even distant Amman. He has patiently investigated every point of controversy until he was able to set down a documented, definitive account of the Royal Oak naval disaster. It was previously published by Cressrelles Ltd.
Category: History

Scapa 1919

Author : Innes McCartney
ISBN : 9781472828958
Genre : History
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The German High Seas Fleet was one of the most powerful naval forces in the world, and had fought the pride of the Royal Navy to a stalemate at the battle of Jutland in 1916. After the armistice was signed, ending fighting in World War I, it surrendered to the British and was interned in Scapa Flow pending the outcome of the Treaty of Versailles. In July 1919, the entire fleet attempted to sink itself in the Flow to prevent it being broken up as war prizes. Of the 74 ships present, 52 sunk and 22 were prevented from doing so by circumstance and British intervention. Marine archaeologist and historian Dr Innes McCartney reveals for the first time what became of the warships that were scuttled, examining the circumstances behind the loss of each ship and reconciling what was known at the time to what the archaeology is telling us today. This fascinating study reveals a fleet lost for nearly a century beneath the waves.
Category: History

Dictionary Of American Naval Fighting Ships

Author :
ISBN : MINN:31951D00930779F
Genre : Warships
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The dictionary consists of an alphabetical index to over 10,000 ship histories documenting nearly every ship that the US Navy has put to sea. Continental and Confederate vessels are also included. Entries include physical information, commissioning, service record, notable actions, and decommissioning. Drawings, photographs, and documents are also included. The Web site is an electronic version of the previously published dictionary series. Web entries may be corrected and updated from those that appeared in the printed series.
Category: Warships

Press Review

Author : United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. General Staff, G-2
ISBN : IOWA:31858027025653
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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Category: World War, 1914-1918

Scapa Flow

Author : Ludwig von Reuter
ISBN : UCAL:$B742802
Genre : Scapa Flow Scuttling, Scotland, 1919
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Category: Scapa Flow Scuttling, Scotland, 1919

The Grand Scuttle

Author : Dan Van Der Vat
ISBN : 9780857905130
Genre : History
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At Scapa Flow on 21 June 1919, there occurred an event unique in naval history. The German High Seas Fleet, one of the most formidable ever built, was deliberately sent to the bottom of the British Grand Fleet's principal anchorage at Orkney by its own officers and men. This book presents the story of the scuttling of this fleet in Scapa Flow.
Category: History

Grand Scuttle

Author : Dan Van der Vat
ISBN : 1843410699
Genre : Arms race
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At Scapa Flow on 21 June 1919, there occurred an event unique in naval history. The German High Seas Fleet, one of the most formidable ever built was deliberately sent to the bottom of the sea at the British Grand Fleet's principal anchorage at Orkney by its own officers and men.The Grand Scuttle became a folk legend in both Germany and Britain. However, few people are aware that Rear Admiral Ludwig von Reuter became the only man in history to sink his own navy because of a misleading report in a British newspaper; that the Royal Navy guessed his intention but could do nothing to thwart it; that the sinking produced the last casualties and the last prisoners of the war; and that fragments of the Kaiser's fleet are probably on the moon.This is the remarkable story of the scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow. It contains previously unused German archive material, eye-witness accounts and the recollections of survivors, as well as many contemporary photos which capture the awesome spectacle of the finest ships of the time being deliberately sunk by their own crew.
Category: Arms race

Ships Monthly

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015023874137
Genre : Ships
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Category: Ships

The Great Scuttle The End Of The German High Seas Fleet

Author : David Meara
ISBN : 9781445687018
Genre : History
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Marking the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the German fleet at Scapa Flow, David Meara draws on archive material - including a previously unpublished first-hand account - to bring the story to life.
Category: History

Jutland 1916

Author : John Costello
ISBN : WISC:89007248149
Genre : Jutland (Denmark), Battle of, 1916
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Category: Jutland (Denmark), Battle of, 1916

Scapa And A Camera

Author : C. W. Burrows (of Lee, Eng.)
ISBN : PRNC:32101067265304
Genre : Orkney (Scotland)
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Category: Orkney (Scotland)