On 21st of June 1919 the German High Seas Fleet was scuttled in Scapa Flow, Orkney
Scapa 100: The Orkney Story a 3 day conference will be held in Stromness, Orkney from the 17th – 20th October 2019.
By far the largest number of marine related artefacts displayed are from the German fleet which was scuttled in Scapa Flow on 21st of June 1919.
On Hoy, at Lyness Naval Cemetery, a ceremony will take place to remember the unarmed German sailors who were shot and killed on that day.
On at the Orkney Museum, Kirkwall is the new exhibition from 4th of May until 2nd of November, as part of #Scapa100.
Seeking the Relatives of Those Who Witnessed or Were on Board The German High Fleet Scuttled in Scapa Flow
A 100 years on from the scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow Orkney commemorations will be held on Midsummer’s Day 2019 to mark the event and remember the 15 German lives lost.
“Today the remains of these ships and their associated salvage lie on the seabed, continuing to tell the story of the High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow”