Lyness

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Lyness
Lyness is located in Orkney Islands
Lyness
Lyness
 Lyness shown within Orkney
OS grid reference ND305942
Civil parish Walls and Flotta
Council area Orkney
Lieutenancy area Orkney
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STROMNESS
Postcode district KW16
Dialling code 01856
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Orkney and Shetland
Scottish Parliament Orkney
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 58°49′44″N 3°12′14″W / 58.829°N 3.204°W / 58.829; -3.204

Lyness is a village on the east coast of the island of Hoy, Orkney, Scotland.

During the 1920s Lyness was briefly the headquarters of the metal salvage firm of Cox and Danks's raising of the German High Seas Fleet, scuttled by the Germans on June 21, 1919 during the Armistice (Scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow).

During the Second World War it was home to HMS Proserpine, the main base for the naval fleet based at Scapa Flow.

Today an Orkney Ferries Ro-Ro car ferry links it to Longhope South Walls, the island of Flotta in Scapa Flow, and Houton on Mainland, Orkney.

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