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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 102106

Site Number NT48SW 8003

NGR NT 44743 81692

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 8003 4474 8179

N56 1.5 W2 53.2

Formerly entered as NT48SW 8642.

See also NT48SW 8002 and NT48SE 8008.

NLO: Aberlady Bay [name centred NT 457 808]

Gullane Sands [name centred NT 455 815].

Quality of fix = PA

Horizontal Datum = UND

Surveying Details

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17 April 1975. Near the drying line and about 320 degrees, 2220 metres from Aberlady church, a concrete block uncovers about 0.6 metres at mean highwater springs. There is also reported to be a wreck of a midget submarine here.

Report by HMS EGERIA.

15 July 1993. The site is not shown on the Aberlady Aay LNR and SSSI 1993 coastal map [OS 1:7500].

Source: University of Edinburgh.

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 : 002885

Feature Class : Obstn

State : DEAD

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 56.02500,-2.88667

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 56.02493,-2.88813

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Previous Position : 56.02500,-2.88667

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 1

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : Obstruction

Type : CONCRETE BLOCK

Contact Description : Other

Original Sensor : None reported

Original Detection Year : 1975

Original Source : Survey Vessel

Surveying Details : **H2335/59 17.4.75 NEAR DRYING LINE & ABOUT 320DEG 12CABLES FROM ABERLADY CHURCH. A CONCRETE BLOCK COVERS ABOUT 2FT AT MHWS. THERE IS ALSO REPD TO BE A WK OF A MIDGET SUBMARINE HERE. (HMS EGERIA 1958)

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

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 23/10/2003

Date Position Last Amended : 23/10/2003

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