|Length:||180.0m||Launched:||18 Feb. 1915|
|Displacement:||32 200 t||Power:|
The site of SMS Bayern consists of a pair of depressions, where the ship lay, and some debris. The most extensive elements of wreckage are the four turrets, which were broken free of the ship during the salvage operation in 1934.
Although the barrels of the guns and a large proportion of the turrets are buried these are a popular dive, as they allow the diver a true impression of the shear size of the guns.
3D interactive models
The interactive models below are based on acoustic surveys carried out by the ScapaMAP project. The Z (vertical) axis is emphasised in these models.
2001 bathymetry (463kB zip containing Fledermaus .sd file).
2006 bathymetry (875kB zip containing Fledermaus .sd file).
To use these models you will need to download iView3D (a free 3D viewer, you need to register to get this download) and the .sd file of interest from the links above.
Bayern 2001 survey (zip format 279kB).
Bayern 2006 survey (zip format 356kB).
The 2001 and 2006 surveys are available above as .zip's containing the geotiff and .tfw world information files. The geotiff is in EPSG Projection 32630 - WGS 84 / UTM zone 30N.