Coastlines CL-SA16 Upturned hull of Seydlitz under tow for scrapping, 1930 1/1250
A 1/1250 scale model of German battlecruiser, Seydlitz under tow for Rosyth for scapping in 1930. This is the third model in the Coastlines series showing aspects of the salvage work on the High Seas Fleet that had been scuttled in Scapa Flow in 1919.
Seydlitz had capsized onto her side when she was scuttled in Scapa Flow at the end of WW1. Cox & Danks made several attempts to raise her in this position using compressed air before she rolled completely upside down and came to the surface. The model depicts Seydlitz at the start of the tow to Rosyth for scrapping but before the lifeboat was carried away in a storm in the Pentland Firth. The small mobile cranes were used to help the small passage crew to handle the tow ropes.