U-1206: North Sea

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Alternative Names U1206; Bay Of Cruden; Cruden Bay; Aberdeen; Slains Castle; U 1206 (Probably); U-1206
Site Type SUBMARINE (20TH CENTURY)
Canmore ID 101830
Site Number NK22SW 8003
NGR NK 20361 23768
Council ABERDEENSHIRE
Parish MARITIME - ABERDEENSHIRE
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District MARITIME
Former County NOT APPLICABLE
Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long
NGR Desc NK c. 20 29
Form Wreck
Latitude N 57 18.243
Longitude W 1 39.8232

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Archaeological Notes

NK22NW 8002 c. 20 29
N57 21 W1 39

NLO: Slains Castle [name: NK 053 300]
Cruden Bay [name: NK 091 364]
Bay of Cruden [name centred NK 090 348]
Aberdeen [name: NJ 95 05].

Possibly on map sheet NK23SW.

Formerly entered as Site No. 8336 at cited location NK 2053 2966 [N57 21 W1 39].

Not to be confused with NK22NW 8001.

Quality of fix = PA
Horizontal Datum = OGB
General water depth = 65

Circumstances of Loss Details
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The U1206 sank following a diving accident in which it grounded.
Source: German Warships of World War II.

Surveying Details
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6 June 1969. The U1206 sank approximately at 57 21 00N, 001 39 00W.
Sources: German Warships of World War II; U333 - Story of U-boat Ace.

It could possibly have struck the wreck reported at 57 21 18N, 001 39 12W.

Hydrographic Office 1995.

(Classified as Submarine: date of loss cited as 14 April 1945). U-1206: this vessel was lost in an accident 8.5 miles E of Slains Castle. 4 dead.
Registration: German. 769 tons displacement. Length: 66m. Beam: 6m.
(Location of loss cited as N57 21.30 W1 39.20).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The accuracy to be assigned to this record remains unclear.
Old Slains Castle (NK03SE 2) and Slains Castle (NK13NW 1) are at NK 0532 3000 and NK1015 3610 respectively.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 November 2006.

2011
 REFERENCE

Project Project Adair - Whittaker data upload.

Notes Whittaker ID : 2271
Name : U-1206
Latitude : 572118
Longitude : 13912
Registration : GERMAN
Type : SUBMARINE
Tonnage : 769
Tonnage Code : D
Length : 66
Beam : 6
Draught : 5m
Position : Position Approximate
Loss Day : 14
Loss Month : 4
Loss Year : 1945
Comment : Lost in accident 8.5 miles E of Slains Castle. 4 dead.


Further details

19 April 2012
 REFERENCE

Project Project Adair - UKHO data upload.

Notes UKHO Identifier : 002249
Feature Class : Wreck
Wreck Category : Non-dangerous wreck
State : LIVE
Classification : Unclassified
Position (Lat/long) : 57.30405,-1.66372
Horizontal Datum : ETRS 1989
WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 57.30405,-1.66372
WGS84 Origin : Original
Previous Position : 57.35000,-1.65000
Position Method : Differential Global Positioning System
Position Quality : Surveyed
Position Accuracy : 3.0
Depth : 76.0
Depth Method : Found by multi-beam
Depth Quality : Least depth known
Water Depth : 82
Water Level Effect : Always under water/submerged
Vertical Datum : Mean Low Water Springs
Name : U 1206 (PROBABLY)
Type : SUBMARINE
Flag : GERMAN
Length : 67.1
Beam : 6.1
Draught : 4.9
Sonar Length : 62.0
Sonar Width : 7.0
Shadow Height : 6.0
Orientation : 145.0
Tonnage : 769
Tonnage Type : Displacement
Date Sunk : 14/04/1945
Bottom Texture : Sand
Magnetic Anomaly : Moderate
Sonar Signal Strength : Strong
Scour Depth : 0.0
Debris Field : NIL

Further details

 
Books and References

Baird, R N (2003) Shipwrecks of the North of Scotland, Edinburgh
Page(s): 38-39 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.BAI

Larn and Larn, R and B (1998) Shipwreck index of the British Isles: volume 4, Scotland, London
Page(s): DB 14/04/1945 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.LAR

Whittaker, I G (1998) Off Scotland: a comprehensive record of maritime and aviation losses in Scottish waters, Edinburgh
Page(s): 156 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.WHI

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