20th Nov 1918: German Navy begin their surrender

Fleet_in_Scapa_FlowUnder the terms of the Armistice German  U-boats began to arrive at Harwich on the east coast of England for their surrender to the Allies. A total of 176 were eventually handed over. The following day 70 ships of the German High Seas Fleet left port and were met by the light cruiser Cardiff. They were led to the rendezvous with over 370 ships of the British Grand Fleet and other allied navies where they were escorted into the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Between the 25th and 27th November the German fleet was moved to Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands (photograph above right).

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