U-1206: North Sea

Submarine (20th Century)

Site Name U-1206: North Sea

Classification Submarine (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) U1206; Bay Of Cruden; Cruden Bay; Aberdeen; Slains Castle; U 1206 (probably); U-1206

Canmore ID 101830

Site Number NK22SW 8003

NGR NK 20361 23768

NGR Description NK c. 20 29

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Maritime - Aberdeenshire
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

c. 20 29

N57 21 W1 39

NLO: Slains Castle [name: NK 053 300]

Cruden Bay [name: NK 091 364]

Bay of Cruden [name centred NK 090 348]

Aberdeen [name: NJ 95 05].

Possibly on map sheet NK23SW.

Formerly entered as Site No. 8336 at cited location NK 2053 2966 [N57 21 W1 39].

Not to be confused with

Quality of fix = PA

Horizontal Datum = OGB

General water depth = 65

Circumstances of Loss Details

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The U1206 sank following a diving accident in which it grounded.

Source: German Warships of World War II.

Surveying Details

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6 June 1969. The U1206 sank approximately at 57 21 00N, 001 39 00W.

Sources: German Warships of World War II; U333 - Story of U-boat Ace.

It could possibly have struck the wreck reported at 57 21 18N, 001 39 12W.

Hydrographic Office 1995.

(Classified as Submarine: date of loss cited as 14 April 1945). U-1206: this vessel was lost in an accident 8.5 miles E of Slains Castle. 4 dead.

Registration: German. 769 tons displacement. Length: 66m. Beam: 6m.

(Location of loss cited as N57 21.30 W1 39.20).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The accuracy to be assigned to this record remains unclear.

Old Slains Castle ( ) and Slains Castle ( ) are at NK 0532 3000 and NK1015 3610 respectively.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 November 2006.

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