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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 101777

Site Number NJ06NE 8002

NGR NJ 09274 68324

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

NJ06NE 8002 0927 6832

N57 41.75 W3 31.3333

NLO: Burghead Bay [name: NJ 08 67]

Burghead [name: NJ 110 690].

Formerly entered as NJ06NE 8283.

See also NJ06NE 8001, NJ06NW 8002, and NJ06NE 8010.

Quality of fix = PA

Evidence = Divers Report

Horizontal Datum = OGB

General water depth = 7

Circumstances of Loss Details

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This Valentine tank was lost during rehearsal for the Normandy 'D' day landings.

Surveying Details

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10 June 1993. The wreck of a Valentine tank dived upon at 57 41 45N, 003 31 20W. It sits upright on a firm sandy bottom and stands 3 metres clear of the seabed.

Report by J Leigh, 27 April 1993.

Hydrographic Office 1995.

Activities

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 002126

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Dangerous wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 57.69583,-3.52222

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 57.69555,-3.52369

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Precisely known

Depth : 4.0

Depth Method : Found by diver

Depth Quality : Least depth known

Water Depth : 7

Water Level Effect : Always under water/submerged

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : UNKNOWN

Type : VALENTINE TANK

Shadow Height : 3.0

Bottom Texture : Sand

Contact Description : Other

Original Sensor : Diver Sighting

Original Detection Year : 1993

Original Source : Divers

Circumstances of Loss : **LOST DURING REHEARSAL FOR NORMANDY 'D DAY' LANDINGS.

Surveying Details : **HH100/351/07 10.6.93 WK OF ARMY VALENTINE TANK DIVED IN 574145N, 033120W. STANDS UPRIGHT ON FIRM SANDY BOTTOM AND STANDS 3MTRS CLEAR OF SEABED. (J LEIGH, 27.4.93). CHART AS WK 4MTRS. BR STD.

General Comments : UPRIGHT, INTACT, HT BY DIVER

Chart Symbol : WK 4.0

Date Last Amended : 18/11/2003

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