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

NK22NW 8002 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 NK22NW 8001.

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 (NK03SE 2) and Slains Castle (NK13NW 1) are at NK 0532 3000 and NK1015 3610 respectively.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 November 2006.

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