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A sheltered area of water in the Orkney Islands off northern Scotland. It was the site of the chief British naval base in both world wars. The German fleet was scuttled here in June 1919 at the end of World War I.
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(Placename) an extensive landlocked anchorage off the N coast of Scotland, in the Orkney Islands: major British naval base in both World Wars. Length: about 24 km (15 miles). Width: 13 km (8 miles)
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Sca′pa Flow′(ˈskɑ pə, ˈskæp ə)
a sea basin off the N coast of Scotland, in the Orkney Islands.
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