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Short Sunderland Flying Boat: Cromarty Firth

Aircraft (20th Century)

Site Name Short Sunderland Flying Boat: Cromarty Firth

Classification Aircraft (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Firth Of Cromarty; Unknown

Canmore ID 103020

Site Number NH66NE 8002

NGR NH 67708 67428

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Maritime - Highland
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NH66NE 8002 6771 6743

N57 40.65 W4 13.1167

NLO: Cromarty Firth [name centred NH 69 67].

Formerly entered as NH66NE 8596

Evidence = Echo sounder

Horizontal Datum = OGB

General water depth = 5

Surveying Details

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3 February 1976. There is a suspected crashed Sunderland Flying Boat at 57 40 39N, 004 13 07W. The site was close echosounded and gave a least depth of 2.7 metres.

Report by HMS EGERIA, 19 January 1976.

21 October 1986. The site was not found.

Report by Andrews Hydrographics Ltd.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

The Royal Air Force seaplane and flying boat base on the Cromarty Forth (NH66NE 52.00: RAF Alness) was centred around NH 6512 6790.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 30 June 2011.

Activities

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 002039

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Dangerous wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 57.67720,-4.22000

Horizontal Datum : ETRS 1989

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 57.67720,-4.22000

WGS84 Origin : Undefined

Previous Position : 57.67720,-4.21998

Position Quality : Surveyed

Depth : 2.7

Depth Method : Found by echo-sounder

Depth Quality : Least depth known

Water Depth : 5

Water Level Effect : Always under water/submerged

Vertical Datum : Mean Low Water Springs

Name : UNKNOWN

Type : SUNDERLAND FLYING BOAT

Bottom Texture : Sand

Contact Description : Aircraft

Original Sensor : Acoustic Sensor

Original Detection Year : 1976

Original Source : Survey Vessel

Surveying Details : **H3965/75 3.2.76 SUSPECTED CRASHED SUNDERLAND FLYING BOAT LOCATED IN 574039N, 041307W [OGB]. LEAST E/S DEPTH 2.7MTRS. (HMS EGERIA ROS FOR HI 82/75). - NM 342/76.

**H3817/86 21.10.86 NOT FOUND. (ANDREWS HYDRO LTD, SURVEY [K 9893]). NCA.

POSITIONS BELOW THIS POINT ARE IN DEGREES, MINUTES AND DECIMALS OF A MINUTE

**11.10.03 EUT POSN: 5740.632N, 0413.200W. NE 1890.

Chart Symbol : WK 2.7

Date Last Amended : 11/10/2003

Date Position Last Amended : 11/10/2003

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