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Bay Of Lopness (6680)

Current Priority
3
East
374620
North
1044140
Site Type
Wreck:B98 Wwi German Destroyer
Period
18-20th C

The German destroyer, B98, became beached in the Bay of Lopness while on tow to Scapa Flow for salvage in 1919. The superstructure has now been largely removed and the hulk rests in shallow water some 20m from the foreshore, with framework, turbines and boilers exposed. Ref.: RCAHMS (1980) #221.

The wreck is only clear of the sea on the beach at the lowest of tides. It is ordinarily submerged partially or completely.

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
Poor
Action
None

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Record SY33 on map Sanday: Map 2 in Orkney Coastal Survey: Sanday & North Ronaldsay, 1999

Other records:

NMRS
102230
SMR
SMR277

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22nd February, 2013 by cparker
Survey Information
User:
cparker
Date:
Feb. 22, 2013
Tidal state:
low
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Coastally eroding?:
active sea erosion
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Other threats?:
other
If other, please specify:

metal decay

Description:

The German destroyer, B98, became beached in the Bay of Lopness while on tow to Scapa Flow for salvage in 1919. The superstructure has now been largely removed and the hulk rests in shallow water some 20m from the foreshore, with framework, turbines and boilers exposed. Ref.: RCAHMS (1980) #221.

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
highly visible (substantial remains)
How visible are the remains? (in section):
not visible
How accessibile is the site?:
easily accessible- no restrictions; not accessible, but visible from public path/road/adjacent land
The site is:
is well known; is well visited; has local associations/history
Comments and recommendations
Comments:

The wreck is only clear of the sea on the beach at the lowest of tides. It is ordinarily submerged partially or completely. New on site interpretation installed June 2016.

Recommendations:

Continued monitoring.

Photos

cparker's image
N side of wreck by cparker
cparker's image
W side of wreck by cparker