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HMS Edward VII
Location  

Place Name : Scapa Flow

Lat / Long : 58 ° 42 ' 22 '' North - 3 ° 53' 34'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : DECCA
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : Battleship Built : 1903  
Shipyard : Devonport
Hull material :  
Dimensions
Size : 16500 tonnes Length : 137 m Beam : 26.6 m
History
Sunk : 1916.01.06 Cause : Struck a mine laid by the German raider sms Moewe in w entrance to the pentland firth. Was taken in Date Found : 1997.06.15
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 97 m 110 m
Deck :
0 m 0 m
Bed : 115 m 116 m
Postition
Orientation : NNE Lying : Inverted Condition : Intact
Seabed Type : Gravel
Artifacts : To many to mention.Although it must be noted some artifacts here are on a large scale and would requ
Wreck Owner
Owner : British government
Access : Public
War Grave : Unknown Protected :
Restrictions :
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
0 - hours 0 - minutes - - high water
General Information :
Small Boat Launching :
Notes :

As like most Battleships we found this one to be upside down, despite this fact she is still an excellent dive.Dropping down off the huge hull plates to the sea bed one is instantly confronted by the enormous debris field that litters the wreck. Box upon box of 12inch shell cases, massive portholes, 6inch guns spotlights and lamps of all sizes. A short swim amongst the remaining superstructure openings underneath the wreckage reveal machinery of all kinds, surrounded by masses of coal thrown from the boiler rooms.To date this remains the deepest wreck dived within european waters offering the diver a considerable challenge were safety and planning should be taken extremely serious.WARNING dives to these depths should only be undertaken by experienced mix gas divers and only with prior sufficiant build up dives. A preferred bottom mix of 9/57 heliair on this wreck offers an extremely conservative safety margin from oxygen toxicity and a reduced nitrogen narcosis to a barely perceptible level

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Name : From a dive on : 1999.04.09
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