HY4305 : What it's all about

taken 9 years ago, 4 km from Greenigoe, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

What it's all about
What it's all about
Fuel oil rising to the surface, having escaped from the wreck. When she was torpedoed, the Royal Oak turned upside down trapping most of the crew: 833 men died. Fuel oil inside the wreck has been caught inside the hull, but inevitably some escapes. Every year for the last decade, the MoD has arranged for "taps" to be placed in the hull and the oil to be drained off.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 15 September, 2009
Diving operations   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 434 053 [100m precision]
WGS84: 58:55.8724N 2:59.0437W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 434 052
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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