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Unknown: Aberlady Bay, Firth Of Forth

Obstruction

Site Name Unknown: Aberlady Bay, Firth Of Forth

Classification Obstruction

Alternative Name(s) Gullane Sands; Outer Forth Estuary; Obstruction

Canmore ID 102105

Site Number NT48SW 8002

NGR NT 44793 81568

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Maritime - East Lothian
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NT48SW 8002 4479 8156

N56 1.4333 W2 53.15

Formerly entered as NT48SW 8641.

See also NT48SW 8003 and NT48SE 8008.

NLO: Aberlady Bay [name centred NT 457 808]

Gullane Sands [name centred NT 455 815].

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Surveying Details

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11 June 1959. An obstruction dries in 56 01 26N, 002 53 09W, which is also reported to be the wreck of a midget submarine.

Hydrographic Office 1995.

The obstructions noted under NT48SW 8002 and NT48SW 8003 are unlikely to be the remains of midget submarines; the only such craft understood to have been wrecked locally are the two recorded (and accurately located) as NT48SE 8008. In view of the presence of many remains of wartime military activity (including offshore targets) on Gullane Sands, they are probably fixed military structures rather than maritime remains.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 24 February 2003.

Activities

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 002883

Feature Class : Obstn

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 56.02389,-2.88583

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 56.02382,-2.88730

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 0

Water Level Effect : Covers and uncovers

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : Obstruction

Type : CONCRETE BLOCK

Contact Description : Other

Original Sensor : None reported

Original Detection Year : 1959

Original Source : Survey Vessel

Surveying Details : **H2335/59 11.6.59 OBSTN (DRIES) IN 560126N, 025309W. (HMS EGERIA). BR STD.

**NOT SHOWN ON ABERLADY BAY LNR & SSSI 1993 COASTAL MAP [1:7500 OGB DATUM]. (UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH). NCA.

Chart Symbol : OB Dries

Date Last Amended : 23/10/2003

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