The Sinking and Recovery of Germany's Battle Fleet in Scapa Flow with Ian Murray Taylor

The Allies seized the German fleet at the end of WW1 and it was held at Scapa Flow, in Orkney, until the terms of the Treaty of Versailles were announced. At least, that was the plan.


The German navy covertly scuttled their own boats under the noses of their captors, rendering the fleet useless, until one firm set out on a massive salvage operation to recover usable material from the boats. Ian Murray Taylor's grandfather was at the top of the operation, and he talks to Dan about the story of Scapa Flow.


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Producer: Kathrin Benöhr

Assistant Producer & Audio: Peter Curry

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