SMS Scharnhorst found

Yokel

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Wrong thread? No? I mean neither Scharnhorst was involved in 1982.

Just for Operation Corporate relevance, the Falklands Islands and South Georgia were considered worth defending in both World Wars. Also, the CO, of HMS Endurance in 1982, the late Captain Nick Barker RN, was the son of the CO of HMS Ardent, who was lost we she was sunk by the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau during the retreat from Norway in 1940.
 
Point of order

SMS Scharnhorst was an armoured cruiser, not a battlecruiser
 

Fang_Farrier

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Remarkable as to how 'whole' the ship appears to be: I'd have thought that the act of filling and sinking would have caused her back to break, leaving the hull in (at least) 2 distinct parts.

Depends upon how the water enters.

Nearly every German ship that was scuttled in Scapa Flow in 1919 was successfully refloated with hulls intact.
 

ugly

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Watch this space the Chinese will turn up and nick the wreck.
Sadly possibly true, the war graves of our enemies deserve the same respect as we should accord ours!
 
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