Documents relating to the German and British shipwrecks within the confines of Scapa Flow, held by Salvage & Marine Operations, Bristol

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Dr Innes McCartney

Dear Ministry of Defence,

I wish to request all documents, papers, drawings, maps, plans and correspondence held by Salvage & Marine Operations, Bristol which relate to shipwrecks within Scapa Flow, Orkney, Scotland.

This includes, but is not limited to the following shipwrecks: SMS Bayern, SMS Konig, SMS Kronprinz Regent, SMS Markgraf, SMS Dresden, SMS Coln, SMS Brummer, SMS Karlsruhe, SMS S54, SMS V83, HMS Vanguard, HMS Royal Oak and SS Prudentia. It is recognised that there may be details held on other minor wreck sites. These are also requested.

The specific information requested includes, but is not limited to the details of current ownership of the shipwrecks and prior ownership in the past. Plans, sketches, drawings and any survey details on any of the shipwrecks listed above or others. Maps & charts covering Scapa Flow, showing the distribution of the shipwrecks listed above or others. Records held on the whole or partial salvage & recovery of the shipwrecks listed above or others; to include correspondence with the salvage companies involved in the recoveries. These include Cox & Danks, Metal Industries, Scapa Flow Salvage & Shipbreaking Co. and others. Financial accounts and photographs of the salvage operations.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Innes McCartney
Bournemouth University, UK

DES SEC-PolSecShips and Subs (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Dr McCartney

 

Please see attached a letter from the Ministry of Defence acknowledging
your FOI2016-11840 on records of shipwrecks in Scapa Flow.

 

Regards

DE&S Policy Secretariat

Dr Innes McCartney

Dear DES SEC-PolSecShips and Subs (MULTIUSER),

Please explain the delay

Yours sincerely,

Dr Innes McCartney

DES SEC-PolSecShips and Subs (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Dr McCartney – please see the attached letter an update on your
request for information on Shipwrecks in Scapa Flow from the Ministry of
Defence.

 

Kind regards

 

 

DE&S Policy Secretariat (Ships) 1 | # 2043 Maple 0a, MOD Abbey Wood,
Bristol, BS34 8JH |

 

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[2]Defence Equipment & Support

 

 

 

 

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