Visiting the Wreck of German Destroyer B98

Archaeology Orkney

As part of Battle of Jutland Commemoration Day, staff from Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology, gave a presentation concerning the B98 German destroyer wrecked at Lopness on the island of Sanday, Orkney.

Later that day a visit was made to the wreck site.

The B98 is a World War One German destroyer that has the distinction of delivering the last mail to the interned High Seas Fleet within Scapa Flow on the 21st of June 1919; the fleet itself had just been scuttled.

The B98 was one of two units of the B97 class of destroyer built at the Blohm Und Voss yards at Hamburg. Completed in 1915 she saw action as part of the 2nd Flotilla at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.  Engaged by cruisers and destroyers B-98 was hit once losing her after torpedo mount, 2 of her crew and 11 wounded.

During Operation Albion, a German land…

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