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Scapa Flow Wreck Surveys

Scapa Flow Wreck Surveys

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WA Coastal & Marine was commissioned by Historic Scotland to provide highresolution multibeam bathymetry data targeted on a number of wreck sites in Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands. The list of targets were provided by Historic Scotland, ordered by priority, based on the importance of the wreck and the lack of prior survey at each site.
Scapa Flow is a large natural harbour in the southern part of the Orkney Islands in the North of Scotland, which served as Britain’s main naval base during WWI and WWII. Its waters hold Scotland’s highest concentrations of shipwrecks. Although some of the wrecks in Scapa Flow have previously been the subject of highresolution multibeam surveys there remain a number of important sites which had only previously been covered by low-resolution data acquisition or not covered at all. WA Coastal & Marine conducted an archaeological assessment of the multibeam data and a Desk-Based Assessment (DBA) of the wreck sites it covered in order to enhance the historic environment record with respect to these sites and to support Historic Scotland’s work on the Scottish Marine Protected Areas Project.
WA Coastal & Marine was commissioned by Historic Scotland to provide highresolution multibeam bathymetry data targeted on a number of wreck sites in Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands. The list of targets were provided by Historic Scotland, ordered by priority, based on the importance of the wreck and the lack of prior survey at each site.
Scapa Flow is a large natural harbour in the southern part of the Orkney Islands in the North of Scotland, which served as Britain’s main naval base during WWI and WWII. Its waters hold Scotland’s highest concentrations of shipwrecks. Although some of the wrecks in Scapa Flow have previously been the subject of highresolution multibeam surveys there remain a number of important sites which had only previously been covered by low-resolution data acquisition or not covered at all. WA Coastal & Marine conducted an archaeological assessment of the multibeam data and a Desk-Based Assessment (DBA) of the wreck sites it covered in order to enhance the historic environment record with respect to these sites and to support Historic Scotland’s work on the Scottish Marine Protected Areas Project.

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June 2012Ref: 83680.04
Scapa Flow Wreck Surveys
 Archaeological Interpretation of Multibeam Dataand Desk-Based Assessment
WA Coastal & Marine
 
SCAPA FLOW WRECK SURVEYSArchaeological Interpretation of Multibeam dataand Desk-Based Assessment
Prepared by:
WA Coastal & Marine
7/9 North St. David StreetEdinburghEH2 1AWFor:
Historic Scotland
Longmore HouseSalisbury PlaceEdinburghEH9 1SH
Ref. 83680.04June 2012
Wessex Archaeology Limited 2012 © Crown Copyright, Historic Scotland Wessex Archaeology Ltd is a company limited by guarantee registered in England, company number 1712772 and VAT number 631943833. Registered office: Portway House, Old Sarum Park, Salisbury, Wilts SP4 6EB. It is also aCharity registered in England and Wales, number 287786; and in Scotland, Scottish Charity number SC042630.
 
Scapa Flow Wreck Surveys: Archaeological Interpretation of Multibeam data and Desk-Based AssessmentWA Ref: 83680.04
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SCAPA FLOW WRECK SURVEYSArchaeological Interpretation of Multibeam dataand Desk-Based AssessmentRef: 83680.04
Title: Scapa Flow Wreck Surveys: ArchaeologicalInterpretation of Multibeam data and Desk-Based Assessment Author(s): Patrick Dresch, John McCarthyManaged by: Dr. Paul BaggaleyOrigination date: February 2012Date of last revision: 18 June 2012Version: 83680.04Status: FinalWA QA: Dr. Jonathan BenjaminSummary of changes: Change of copyright statement Associated reports:Client Approval: Historic Scotland

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