Scapa Flow Books

Scapa Flow is a deep sea port nestled in the Orkney isles. It was chosen as the UK's main sea port during World War I, due to it's proximity to the North Sea and it's distance from the German U-Boat fleets. Following the end of WWI, much of the German fleet was scuttled in the harbour - and in the 1920s, many of the U-Boats and ships were salvaged to open up the port again. In the Second World War, Scapa Flow again served as the UK's main sea port, but many of the WWI defensive structures had fallen to ruins between the wars.

Scapa Flow is a popular dive site, although some of the wrecks are designated war graves and are not available for diving. There is also a major oil transfer point for North Sea oil platforms.