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Unknown: Isle Of May, Firth Of Forth

Aircraft (20th Century), Craft

Site Name Unknown: Isle Of May, Firth Of Forth

Classification Aircraft (20th Century), Craft

Alternative Name(s) Hms Northumbria; Packet; Hms/m K14; May Island; Outer Forth Estuary; North Sea; Unknown

Canmore ID 96713

Site Number NO60SW 8015

NGR NO 60709 00994

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO60SE 8007 6502 0235

N56 12.75 W2 33.8333

NLO: Isle of May [name: NT 65 99].

Formerly entered as NO60SE 8182.

Quality of fix = 0015

Evidence = Echo sounder

Horizontal Datum = OGB

General water depth = 38

Surveying Details

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24 March 1919. A wreck is reported at position 56 12 20N, 002 33 10W.

Report by Senior Naval Officer, Granton.

11 May 1953. The site was not found during survey.

28 August 1960. The site was not located. Report by HMS SCOTT 1959. Senior Naval Officer, Granton's report of 1919 is thought likely to refer to the sinking of HMS NORTHUMBRIA. See 56 12 26N, 002 34 43W.

19 January 1994. Nothing was found at the listed position but minor debris, possibly snagged by fishing net. The site was examined on the 19 August 1993 at 56 12 45.2N, 002 33 49.8W. The site swept clear at 36 metres, but caught the wire at 36.5 metres. The least clear water depth given by the echosounder was 36 metres in a general water depth of 37.7 metres. No scour pit was observed. The side scan sonar trace indicates a height of 2.2 metres above the seabed, length 8 metres (26 feet), and breadth 8 metres (26 feet).

Source: Oceonics (UK) Ltd.

Hydrographic Office 1995.

Activities

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 002957

Feature Class : Wreck

State : DEAD

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 56.20000,-2.63333

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 56.19992,-2.63484

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 40

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : UNKNOWN

Type : AIRCRAFT (LIGHTNING)

Flag : BRITISH

Date Sunk : 05/03/1970

Contact Description : Aircraft

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Original Detection Year : 1970

Original Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **CRASHED 2 MILES W OF ISLE OF MAY LIGHT.

Surveying Details : **H4076/65 20.3.70 CRASHED IN 23FMS. SALVAGE REQUESTED. (MOD AIR'S SIGNAL DTD 5.3.70). NCA YET.

**HH090/605/01 19.1.94 NOTHING FOUND. (OCEONICS (UK) LTD., HI 605).

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 20/10/2003

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