The wreck of the german warship has been located off the falkland islands, the falklands maritime heritage trust announced on thursday. The flagship of the east asia squadron of the imperial navy was found 98 nautical miles southeast of stanley at a depth of 1610 meters by underwater robots.
"The moment of discovery was extraordinary. We often chase shadows on the seabed, but when the "scharnhorst" when the first ship appeared, there was no doubt that it was one of the german ships," said expedition leader mensun bound. "We sent down an underwater robot to reconnoiter and almost immediately we were in a war trummer field. Plotzlich she emerged from the darkness, with crude cannons pointing in all directions."