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  First World War.com - Encyclopedia - Scapa Flow
Scapa Flow was the designated anchorage of the British Royal Navy's Grand Fleet during the First World War.
It was from Scapa Flow that the Grand Fleet put to sea at the end of May 1916 to engage the German High Seas Fleet in what was to comprise the last great fleet action between two of the world's great naval powers at Jutland.
In 1919 Scapa Flow lost its status as the fleet's main base to Rosyth in the Firth of Forth; it was however restored with the arrival of renewed war in 1939.
www.firstworldwar.com /atoz/scapaflow.htm   (591 words)

  
  Scapa Flow Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Scapa Flow was chosen, and many thousands of service personnel were based on the surrounding islands, and on Hoy and Flotta in particular.
One of Scapa Flow's most tragic and memorable events took place very early in the war when, on the night of 14 October 1939, the German submarine U-47 found a way through the sunken blockships intended to seal off the narrow eastern approaches to Scapa Flow.
HMS Royal Oak remains on the floor of Scapa Flow as a war grave, and diving it is not permitted.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /hoy/scapa/index.html   (1021 words)

  
 A Scapa Scotch Whisky review and information by AWA
Scapa flow, a stretch of water linking the North Sea to the Atlantic, is famous for its roles in both World Wars, The distillery, near Kirkwall, fails to be the northern most in Scotland by only half a mile.
Scapa is one of two distilleries in Kirkwall (Highland Park being the other), yet despite their proximity, their whiskies taste quite different.
Scapa Flow was where the German Fleet was scuttled at the end of World War I. When whisky chronicler Alfred Barnard visited the distillery in 1886, it had been open for just a year.
www.awa.dk /whisky/scapa   (661 words)

  
 Scapa Flow
Scapa Flow was a homebred for the 17th Earl of Derby, who had purchased her dam, Anchora (1905 by Love Wisely ‚ Eryholme by Hazelhatch) on the advice of trainer George Lambton, who felt her race record and pedigree added a much needed dimension of stoutness to the Derby bloodstock.
Scapa Flow was a nice blend of the best qualities of both her sire and dam, since Chaucer needed mates with some size and substance, and Anchora needed some class and quality.
So Scapa Flow was sent to the breeding shed in 1918, where she was bred first to John O'Gaunt, who was otherwise undistinguished except for having sired Derby's star Swynford.
www.tbheritage.com /Portraits/ScapaFlow.html   (1455 words)

  
 Scapa Flow - scuba vacation information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Scapa Flow in Scotland is surrounded by the Okrney Islands.
Scapa Flow is part of the united kingdom, english is the official language and Pounds Sterling the official currency.
Scapa Flow has not always been part of the United Kingdom, but was part of Norway, and much of the influence of its viking history still remains.
www.scuba-equipment-usa.com /vacation/scapaflowbrief.html   (280 words)

  
 Scapa Flow: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
...Newfoundland, the battleship reached Scapa Flow on 19 May 1943, reporting for duty with TF 61 and becoming a unit of...her return to Scapa Flow, she was inspected by Admiral Harold-R.-Stark Harold R. Stark Harold...
The main naval base for Scapa Flow in both the First and Second World Wars was situated at Lyness in...
Scapa Flow is a body of water in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom.
www.encyclopedian.com /sc/Scapa-Flow.html   (332 words)

  
 Scapa Flow's Wartime Heritage
Scapa Flow is a natural harbour which has been used over many centuries, from the Viking fleet of King Haokon in the 13th Century, to the present day.
On June 21st 1919, a party of schoolchildren from the town of Stromness were being taken on a trip around Scapa Flow to view the German Fleet.
The Scapa Flow Vistor Centre is housed in the former oil pumping station at the Lyness Naval Base on Hoy.
www.scapaflow.co.uk /wartime.htm   (1061 words)

  
 Scapa Flow. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Scapa Flow was Britain’s main naval base in both world wars.
The British vessel Vanguard exploded in Scapa Flow in July, 1917, and the German fleet was scuttled there in 1919.
The Churchill Barrier was begun the same year to block the eastern entrance to Scapa Flow by sinking 250,000 tons of concrete in the sounds linking Mainland, Burray, South Ronaldsay, and two smaller eastern islands.
www.bartleby.com /65/sc/ScapaFlo.html   (189 words)

  
 UISGE! Scapa Distillery: All about it
Beneath the waters of Scapa Flow still lie the hulks of the German war fleet from World War I, scuttled on the orders of von Reuter who was fed up with the slowness of the post-war repatriation negotiations.
Scapa was rebuilt in 1959 with further internal improvements made in 1978.
Scapa is delicate, floral, salty and smooth textured.
www.uisge.com /ud/scapa.html   (361 words)

  
 CDNN :: Tourist Dies Scuba Diving at Scapa Flow
The Scapa Flow expedition was one of several events planned by the Scunthorpe club this year.
Scapa Flow is a natural harbour which has been used for many centuries.
The Scapa Flow Visitor Centre is housed in the former oil pumping station at the Lyness Naval Base, on Hoy.
www.cdnn.info /news/safety/s060716.html   (803 words)

  
 SS Scapa Flow
But these were not enough to give the crew of the Scapa Flow either the food to which they had been accustomed or the food to which they were entitled by their contracts with the shipping company.
The Scapa Flow required about three weeks to load the rubber from Liberia, and the captain let it be known that during this period he thought he would be able to get some food from the Army and from the Firestone Company to help us out.
The crew members of the Scapa Flow had little to do, because here too trained natives came on board from canoes and lighters and took over most of their work--painting, chipping rust, red-leading, and the like--for the standard wage of a pack of cigarettes a day.
www.armed-guard.com /scapa06.html   (8932 words)

  
 Scapa Flow Interpretation Centre
The centre itself used to be a pump house, its purpose to be instrumental in refuelling the British fleet during the two world wars, and, apart from a converted oil tank, it is all that remains of the once famous Naval Base at Lyness.
Really, the Scapa Flow Interpretation Centre is a war museum, full of memorabilia from both wars, and paints a vivid picture of those times.
Films are shown of what remains of the sunken German ships, as they now rest on the bottom of Scapa Flow, remaining a great attraction to the diving community.
www.accommodationinorkney.co.uk /scapa_flow_interpretation_centre.htm   (265 words)

  
 Scapa Flow, Sept 2002.
John Thornton, the owner, Scapa diving and technical diving pioneer, is a looming presence in the wheelhouse.
Isolated in Scapa flow, his only sources of information were out of date British newspapers, and on 21st June 1919 he was forced to assume that hostilities had resumed and his fleet was again at war.
The largest ripples on the blue/back surface of the flow are bubbles rising from the bastards enjoying their dive of the week so far on the Köln, followed by the Tech Nitrox students on the Markgraf.
www.huwporter.com /scuba/scapa.html   (4555 words)

  
 SS Scapa Flow
Long before the Scapa Flow reached West Africa, many of the crewmen began steady raids upon the linen supply of the ship, storing the stolen linen in their lockers, in the coal bunkers, up the ventilator shafts, and in other places.
The Scapa Flow was unloaded entirely by Negro longshoremen--"crew boys," they were called in the condescending jargon of our shipping company, despite the fact that a "boy" might be, and often was, more than fifty years old and a highly skilled Winchman.
The Scapa Flow already was running short of food and the chief cook had to tell the longshoremen, on the first day, that he had received stringent orders against handouts.
www.armed-guard.com /scapa03.html   (12531 words)

  
 Diving Liveaboards and Packages, Wreck Diving in Scapa Flow, Scotland
Scapa Flow is one of the best wreck diving destinations in the world with the also famous Truk Lagoon in Micronesia.
Scapa Flow is a dream land for avid wreck divers and enthusiasts are coming from all around the World to dive the sunken WW I German fleet.
Scapa Flow is situated on Orkney island in northern Scotland, mid-way betweeen the mainland and the Shetland islands.
www.divingtravel.com /scapaflow.htm   (680 words)

  
 Scapa Flow Harbours - Port Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Scapa Flow is a semi-enclosed body of water with entrances to the south (sounds of Switha and Hoxa) and west (Hoy Sound).
The main body of Scapa Flow is a glacially scoured basin with an area of approximately 130 square kilometres and is bounded on all sides by fault lines.
The blocking of the eastern entrances to Scapa Flow by the Churchill Barriers has altered the tidal regime and may have affected the sediment distribution, with an increase in the extent of the muddy area of the north-east of Scapa Flow.
www.orkneyharbours.com /port_environment.html   (1198 words)

  
 Scapa Flow Diving, Orkney & John's Charters - Scuba Diving
Scapa Flow Diving, Orkney and John's Charters - Scuba Diving
Scapa Flow, Northern Isles, Shetland and North and East Coasts of Scotland
© 2006 Scapa Flow Diving and Johns Charters - Orkney
www.scapaflow.com   (113 words)

  
 Scapa Flow High Seas Fleet Scuttling
The Germans were not happy at being interned at Scapa Flow as they felt that they should have been interned in a neutral port, and that the British were breaking the spirit, if not the word of the Armistice.
On the morning of 21 June the British battleships at Scapa Flow, the First Battle Squadron, with their escorts left for exercises.
They had hybrid propulsion systems with a mixture of coal and oil, less efficient than the all oil systems then in use by the British, but they were still the fastest German battleships of the war.
www.worldwar1.co.uk /scuttle.html   (1067 words)

  
 Scapa Scuba   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Guided dives in Scapa Flow with our experienced Instructors and Divemasters is a very popular option with those qualified to dive to depths of 30m but unfamiliar with the layout and history of the breath-taking wrecks here in Orkney.
Whether you choose guided dives in Scapa Flow or the shallower blockship wrecks you can rest assured that your guide will be an Instructor or Divemaster who is familiar with both the history and layout of the wrecks and experienced in the diving conditions of the area.
Scapa Flow is surrounded and almost fully enclosed by the Orkney Islands.
www.scapascuba.co.uk /guided.htm   (1355 words)

  
 scapa flow
The audacious attack on the battleship Royal Oak by U-47 at the base at Scapa Flow in October 1939 has to go down as one of the legendary stories in naval history, both for the significance of the events and the way in which the feat was accomplished.
The raid on Scapa Flow was one of those moments that will always be highlighted in the annals of warfare, a testament to the skill, craft and bravery of all of those involved.
Wellner had concluded from his mission that a penetration into the Scapa Flow from the Hoxa Sound might have been feasible, but after having studied further aerial reports Dönitz had concluded that such a task was next to impossible.
www.u47.org /english/u47_sca.asp   (2136 words)

  
 TwoTanksTim - Scapa Flow
The 13hr journey from the Midlands to the Orkneys is a chore borne lightly with the promise of a weeks diving, drinking, general merry making and more diving.
Being were it is, the current can be flowing and runs along the length of the ship, this being said, there is plenty of cover.
She was sunk as a block ship to protect the entrance to the Flow from Burra Sound.
twotankstim.users.btopenworld.com /scapa.html   (2975 words)

  
 Scapa Flow
SCAPA FLOW :- to many people it is a deep, dark, scary place for rough, tough divers.
Scapa Flow is almost a local dive for me as I am lucky enough to live in Edinburgh.
While the Flow is deep, most of the ships are BIG and lie on their sides or upside down.
www.gordonmackie.com /scapa_flow.htm   (1038 words)

  
 Scapa Flow   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Scapa Flow is known all over the world as the home of the British Fleet during the last two world wars, as it provides natural shelter for a safe anchorage.
After the famous battle of Jutland, the entire German fleet was surrendered to the British and escorted back to be impounded at Scapa Flow.
Later, some were salvaged for scrap metal, but to this day many still remain submerged in their final resting places - on the bottom of Scapa Flow.
www.orkneyaccommodation.co.uk /scapa_flow.htm   (133 words)

  
 The History of Scapa Flow   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Scapa flow is arguably on of Britain's most historic and probably most well-known stretch of water.
The sheltered waters of Scapa Flow have been used by ships since prehistory and the areas surrounding the Flow are mentioned in the
Scapa Flow was chosen primarily because it offers good anchoring conditions and was large enough to shelter an entire navy at once.
www.orkney.org /tradition/scapaflow.htm   (126 words)

  
 Cruise Destination Orkney
Completion of a study of the Economic Impact of a Container Transhipment Port at Scapa Flow, investigating the economic impact not just in Orkney, but in the north of Scotland generally, and on Scotland and the UK as a whole.
This new report, entitled Scapa Flow: Optimising the Container Transhipment Hub Location in Northern Europe, used a different methodology, based on deviation distance, to again demonstrate the attractions of a hub at Scapa Flow, particularly in the context of Northern Europe and the Baltic, given the growth of the economies of countries around the Baltic.
Within Scapa Flow, which can accommodate the largest vessels, a site has been identified for a competitive offshore container transhipment terminal - the Golta peninsula on the island of Flotta, which is already home to the oil terminal which has successfully handled North Sea Oil for thirty years, since the mid-1970’s.
www.scapaflowhub.org /container_hub.html   (1888 words)

  
 Scuba Diving: Koln : Scapa Flow: Submerged Productions
However once interned in Scapa Flow and forced to live aboard permanently, the Koln's shortcoming became horribly apparent.
The huge walls of steel with their gaping cavernous holes just lead you on and on from one visual experience to another and even if you are not a wreck fanatic, you cannot help getting caught up in the experience.
The Koln is not the best wreck in Scapa, but it is manageable and when you finish your dive on her at least you will have seen most of her and be prepared for the massive battle cruisers that lie just a bit further along the anchorage.
www.submerged.co.uk /scapaflow_koln.php   (1101 words)

  
 Scapa Flow Hub Home Page
Scapa Flow harbour is strategically located at the confluence of the Atlantic and the North Sea.
Since 1975 the UK's second largest North Sea Oil Terminal has been operating in Scapa Flow with hundreds of millions of tonnes of crude oil loaded to tankers for transport to refineries in the UK and further afield.
Scapa Flow Harbour derives its strategic importance from its peripheral location at the Northern edge of the UK, but Orkney is linked to the main Scottish and UK cities by frequent daily air services and also benefits from a range of ferry services to near and distant destinations.
www.scapaflowhub.org   (508 words)

  
 Battle of Scapa Flow
The Battle of Scapa Flow is especially poignant because of its connection to the German scuttling of its High Seas Fleet at the end of the First World War and the false sense of security the British had about this port and surrounding waters during the Second World War.
The raid on the Royal Navy’s supposedly impregnable anchorage at Scapa Flow would combine the nerves of a reckless gambler with the skill and precision of a surgeon and was to have far reaching consequences.
Due to the significance of the Battle of Scapa Flow, this topic is presented in great detail, covering from the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet in 1919 to the aftermath of the battle.
www.uboataces.com /battle-scapa-flow1.shtml   (398 words)

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