The Story of U.B.116
The First 100 Years
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The 100 year story of the last German submarine to be sunk during the First World War, and the first submarine to be sunk by remotely controlled mines after detection by indicator loop. The book takes us through the post-war years when the exploits of the submarine inspired a play by C.S. Forester, through to its rediscovery, salvage and complete destruction, with supporting documents included in the book. The wreck has been documented using photogrammetry, and 3D models and detailed 2D site plans of the submarine today are included in the book and serve as an excellent guide for anyone wishing to explore this wreck without getting wet. For divers visiting this wreck, this guide is an invaluable companion to help understand what lies on the seabed.
What's New in Version 1.11
Main update: After a successful visit to Scapa Flow this October, the U.B.116 was revisited with a view to update the book in time for the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the submarine. The conning tower (previously a separate model) has now been photographed and the 3D model is now incorporated into the main site. This was a significant section of the wreck and its inclusion now completes the main sections of the wreck into the 3D model as it lies today. Both the extended main site and conning tower models are published in the iBook. A brass wheel held by Stromness Museum has been examined and is believed to have originated from the U.B.116 and a photograph of what is thought to be a hydroplane control wheel has been added. Minor update: Improvement to 3D model lighting and user experience.