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UB116 Talk at Stromness Museum #Scapa100

Simon Brown reprised much of his previous talk on The Story of UB116 but also gave a fascinating update at Stromness Museum on Wednesday 24th of April. The talk was free and open to the public.

UB116 Simon Brown

You can read about UB116 here: #Scapa100 at Stromness Museum

Simon Brown has 2 books out on Apple iBooks, The Story of UB116 and SS Thistlegorm,  which you can view on deep3D

Simon’s use of underwater photogrammetry allows him to, ” explore the wreck without getting wet and to share it with you“. And he did.

The images were fascinating, zooming in on the detail of the wreck of UB116 right down to the sea urchins living on it. This means Simon has been able to identify parts of the vessel which would have been impossible to do otherwise.

His extensive research has  enabled detailed recording and imaging of artefacts which is incredibly important when many may become ‘lost’ or have parts removed. What a contribution to marine archaeology and the history of Scapa Flow.

This was an excellent talk for  #Scapa100

Reporter: Fiona Grahame

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