Wreck of German cruiser discovered off Falkland Islands a century after being sunk by Royal Navy



Marine archaeologists have uncovered the century-old wreck of a German warship sunk in the south Atlantic during the First World War. SMS Scharnhorst was destroyed during the Battle of the Falkland Islands in 1914, having been chased down by a Royal Navy squadron seeking revenge for an earlier defeat. Eerie footage captured by a remote submersible shows the massive vessel lying upright with a number of guns visible. Despite the depth – more than 1.6km beneath the waves – the extraordinarily clear images reveal details on the deck and even lettering on a plaque fixed to the hull. Download the new Indpendent Premium app Sharing the full...

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