Sunday, September 20, 2020

Check Out This 3D Picture Of The Sunken British WWI Cruiser Falmouth


If shipwreck diving is your thing, you probably know that the ocean has done its thing to a lot of the older wrecks, with a lot of their superstructures worn away.

One such wreck is that of HMS Falmouth, which sank 100 years ago this month a few weeks after the Battle of Jutland in the North Sea.

While her remains rest a relatively shallow 16 meters/52 feet below the surface, this is the North Sea we’re talking about, which could make diving the location off the Yorkshire coast rather dicey depending on the weather.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of her sinking — and the 12 sailors who died — Historic England hired Fjordr Ltd to do additional research on the wreck. That research entailed a detailed survey resulting in a photo that shows the wreck site’s current condition along with a three-dimensional rendering of the actual ship before it was sunk.

To learn more about the HMS Falmouth, check out Historic England’s website at

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


  1. It’s never ‘The’ HMS as it stands for ‘Her Majesty’s Ship’ and you wouldn’t ever say ‘The Her Majesty’s Ship’, just ‘Her Majesty’s Ship’.


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