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X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
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3D hologram of the HMS Royal Oak

The technology is said to depict HMS Royal Oak in its current state on the seabed in Scapa Flow, Orkney, including details of the areas where four torpedoes struck.
A company called Holoxica has created a hologram of the HMS Royal Oak from sonar scans of the ship.
The hologram was produced by Holoxica, a high tech startup working on 3D holograms and holographic displays, based at the University of Edinburgh.

The Royal Oak, a Revenge-class battleship of the British Royal Navy, was the first battleship sunk in the Second World War. She was torpedoed by a German U-47 submarine on October 14, 1939, and lost 833 of her crew.

In 2006, the Salvage & Marine Operations unit of the UK Ministry of Defence commissioned Archaeological Diving Unit Surveys (ADUS), a collaboration between St Andrews University and Dundee University, to provide sonar images of the Royal Oak.

ADUS contacted Holoxica to see if it was possible to put the sonar scan into a 3D hologram. Holoxica took the 1.1M point cloud dataset and managed to convert it into a horizontal format hologram which can be laid flat and it's possible to walk 360 degrees around it, or view it from all sides by mounting it on a turntable.


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