Scans reveal sunken wrecks of World War One ships

HMS Echo's state-of-the-art scan of the wreck of HMS Invincible from the Battle of Jutland. Below, HMS Black Prince. Pictures: Crown copyright 2015
HMS Echo's state-of-the-art scan of the wreck of HMS Invincible from the Battle of Jutland. Below, HMS Black Prince. Pictures: Crown copyright 2015

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SCANS of ships destroyed in the Battle of Jutland, 99 years ago, have been made for the first time using 21st Century technology.

The colourful three-dimensional images created by Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo reveal the horrors played out off the coast of Denmark one Wednesday afternoon during World War One.

Crown Copyright 2015

Crown Copyright 2015

They show the twisted and battered wreck of HMS Invincible.

The ship was one of 25 warships – 14 of them British – that were blown up during the battle on May 31, 1916.

Ahead of the battle’s centenary next spring, survey ship HMS Echo spent a week scouring the floor of the North Sea with her state-of-the-art sonar suite.

The centenary of the great battle will form the focal point of the Royal Navy’s Great War commemorations which will be held next year.