The “remaining” wrecks

SMS Markgraf PhotoSMS Markgraf

A battleship of the Konig class, the vast 25, 797 tonne, 175.4 metre long Markgraf is the deepest and best preserved of the battleship wrecks in the Flow. The Markgraf took five large calibre hits at Jutland and was mined twice returning from Operation Albion in the Baltic in 1917. Its crew played a key part in the German Revolution of 1918.

On her starboard side in water 47 metres deep, salvagers were able to do relatively little damage and a great deal of interest remains. This is the most "technical" of Scapa Flows wrecks to dive, but its sheer size and the amount to see will keep you interested for many dives. It is accessible in any tide.