|Class:||König||Builder:||A.G. Weser, Bremen #186|
|Length:||175.4m||Launched:||4 Jun. 1913|
|Beam:||19.5m||Commissioned:||1 Oct. 1914|
|Displacement:||28 600 t||Power:||43 300 shp|
- III Battle Squadron.
- Battle of Jutland 1916. Hit by three 15 inch two 13.5 inch shells causing 11 dead and 13 wounded. July 1916 undertook repairs at Hamburg.
- October1917 operations in the Baltic Island
- 26/11/18 interned Scapa Flow
- 16:45 21/06/19 scuttled
All three battleships are almost completely upside down with their superstructure impacted into the seabed, the port side more than the starboard. The shallowest point of the starboard side is reached at around 19m (below chart datum) and the post side at around 23m. There is still a gap between the starboard side and the seabed, although most of this has debris, However, the guns can be seen in places. The hull has broken just forward of the forward gun turret and the bow settled to the seabed. The seabed is 43m below chart datum at the bow and 38m at the stern.
Salvage work has taken place around the engine room but further astern is mainly intact.
The spotting top is on the seabed close to the hull. However, the most striking feature is the rudders
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 (693kB zip containing Fledermaus .sd file).
2006 bathymetry (2.2MB 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.
Markgraf 2001 survey (zip format 279kB).
Markgraf 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.
Because the site of the Markgraf is of national
importance it has been protected as a scheduled monument.
Visitors are welcome to enjoy and respect this wreck but removal
of artefacts from it is illegal. You can find out more about what
scheduling means through the link below:
Protecting Scotland's nationally important monuments