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Valentine Tank: Burghead Bay, Moray Firth

Armoured Vehicle (20th Century)

Site Name Valentine Tank: Burghead Bay, Moray Firth

Classification Armoured Vehicle (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Burghead; Unknown

Canmore ID 101771

Site Number NJ06NW 8002

NGR NJ 00768 67535

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ06NW 8002 0077 6753

N57 41.2167 W3 39.8667

NLO: Burghead Bay [name: NJ 08 67]

Burghead [name: NJ 110 690].

Formerly entered as Site no. 8277.

See also NJ06NE 8001, NJ06NE 8002 and NJ06NE 8010.

Quality of fix = D

Evidence = Divers Report

Horizontal Datum = OGB

General water depth = 16

Circumstances of Loss Details

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This Valentine tank was lost by Royal Hussars during rehearsals for the Normandy landings.

Surveying Details

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14 November 1984. The tank was dived upon 3 times during 1983/84. The tank is complete, standing about 3.5 metres above the seabed, in decca (n scot) red h 16.8, purple b 55.4. The general water depth is about 16 metres.

Source; B Greig.

The decca co-ordinates plots at 57 41 13N, 003 39 52W.

10 June 1993. A valentine tank was dived upon at 57 41 13N, 003 38 53W. It stands 3 metres clear above the seabed of firm hard sand and shell. No scour pits were observed.

Report by J Leigh, 27 April 1993.

Hydrographic Office 1995.

Activities

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 002108

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Dangerous wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 57.68667,-3.66600

Horizontal Datum : ETRS 1989

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 57.68667,-3.66600

WGS84 Origin : Original

Previous Position : 57.68695,-3.66445

Position Quality : Precisely known

Depth : 12.0

Depth Method : Found by diver

Depth Quality : Least depth known

Water Depth : 16

Water Level Effect : Always under water/submerged

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : UNKNOWN

Type : VALENTINE TANK

Shadow Height : 3.0

Date Sunk : ??/??/1944

Bottom Texture : Sand

Scour Depth : 0.0

Contact Description : Other

Original Sensor : Diver Sighting

Last Sensor : None reported

Original Detection Year : 1984

Last Detection Year : 2004

Original Source : Divers

Last Source : Fishing Vessel

Circumstances of Loss : **LOST BY ROYAL HUSSARS DURING REHEARSALS FOR NORMANDY LANDINGS.

Surveying Details : **H1310/84/40 14.11.84 DIVED IN 574113N, 033952W [OGB] USING DECCA. TANK IS COMPLETE, STANDING ABOUT 3.5MTRS ABOVE SEABED. (B GREIG). INS AS NDW. BR STD.

**HH100/351/07 10.6.93 VALENTINE TANK DIVED ON IN 574113N, 033853W. STANDS 3MTRS CLEAR ABOVE SEABED OF FIRM HARD SAND AND SHELL. NO SCOUR. (J LEIGH, 27.4.93). AMEND TO WK 12MTRS. BR STD.

**HH310/590/03 16.12.04 VALENTINE TANK EXISTS IN 5741.20N, 0339.96W [WGD]. (MR JOHNSTON, FV RESTLESS WAVE, VIA FOSNI'S LTR DTD 9.12.04). AMEND POSN. BR STD.

General Comments : INTACT, HT BY DIVER

Chart Symbol : WK 12.0

Date Last Amended : 17/12/2004

Date Position Last Amended : 17/12/2004

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