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

3D rendering of HMS Falmouth. (Photo credit: John Bedford, Historic England)

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 historicengland.org.uk.