100 Years Ago Today – The Sinking of U.B.116

Last Roll of the Dice At 23:32hrs on the28th of October 1918 the Flotta Mining Hut triggered the remotely controlled minefield that guarded Hoxa Sound, thus sealing the fate of the submarine U.B.116 and her crew. U.B.116 had departed Heligoland early on the morning of the 25th with orders to attack the Royal Navy base Read more about 100 Years Ago Today – The Sinking of U.B.116[…]

Scapa Flow – The Results

3D Work in Scapa At least once a year we take the long drive north to Orkney and Scapa Flow for a week of diving onboard the MV Valkryie. The Flow has been used as a military base during both world wars and the German High Seas Fleet was interred and scuttled there in 1919. Read more about Scapa Flow – The Results[…]

Photogrammetry Training

Time to Train For those who want to know more, Simon Brown of Deep3D is holding a photogrammetry training course. Organised in conjunction with Tim Clements and Vobster Quay Inland Diving the three day course will run from the 11th to the 13th of May. Three days discovering the basics of photogrammetry, discussion about cameras and Read more about Photogrammetry Training[…]

Let There Be Light

In the Beginning… In our temperate northern waters there is a lack of light. The very thing that underwater photogrammetry needs is often in short supply and light is like a drug. You always want more. Underwater photographers get around the limits of natural light with flash guns or video lights and these generally work Read more about Let There Be Light[…]

Underwater GPS and Photogrammetry

Where am I? Trying to scan underwater sites such as submerged landscapes or very broken wrecks often results in becoming hopelessly lost. Add into the mix the vision limiting experience of low visibility and a difficult job gets a lot harder. When on a sightseeing dive disorientation can be frustrating as you fin around missing Read more about Underwater GPS and Photogrammetry[…]

Bolt in the Bay – P47-D Crash Site

Background A few years back Grahame Knott of Deeper Dorset found the dispersed remains of an aircraft in Weymouth Bay. Over the years pieces of the jigsaw have come together, with pieces of information as diverse as component part numbers and an entry in the Portland War Diary (Held at the National Archives)  all adding up to Read more about Bolt in the Bay – P47-D Crash Site[…]

Project Thistlegorm – The Processing Begins

The Project The SS Thistlegorm is rated a world class wreck dive. But only a tiny fraction of the world can don SCUBA and pay the wreck a visit, so the Universities of Nottingham, Ain Shams and Alexandria have collaborated to digitally record the heritage beneath the waves. Funding for this work has been provided by Read more about Project Thistlegorm – The Processing Begins[…]

Decimating the Model – the V83

Scapa Processing Continues What seems like an age ago we were in Scapa Flow diving from the good ship MV Valkyrie. Some of the models were completed on board – like the discovery of a German Pinnace whereas others such as the UB 116 took a little longer. Near the end of the list of wrecks to process is the Read more about Decimating the Model – the V83[…]

Tidal Streams and Photogrammetry

A New Target Last week The Shipwreck Project surveyed and confirmed another sonar target. Before diving and upholding a long-held Project ritual, the lump was christened “The Block Of Cheese” on account of what it looked like on the sonar. Here’s a screen grab of what we were looking at: The Scan The target was quickly confirmed Read more about Tidal Streams and Photogrammetry[…]