Scuttling of the High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow

From The History Guy.

102 years ago today fifty-two ships of the German Imperial Navy were sunk in a single afternoon, in what has been described by the BBC as “the single greatest loss of warships in history.” The loss occurred more than six months after the general cease fire called the Armistice of Eleven November, and just a week before the final peace treaty ending the war.

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