MHG14849 - Aircraft Crash Site, South Guillam Bank


Crash site of WWII Wellington Bomber

Type and Period (2)

  • AIRCRAFT CRASH SITE (CRASHED 1901; CRASHED 2100; , Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
  • (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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Website details supplied by A Clark, 11/04/02.

N 57 41.4167 W 3 47.45

Quality of fix = EDM Evidence = Echo sounder Horizontal Datum = OGB General water depth = 42

Circumstances of Loss Details
The site is reported to be a Wellington bomber which is presumed to have crashed during World War II.

Surveying Details
22 November 1989. The site was located in the charted position and dived upon. Part of an aircraft wing was found containing two engine cowlings, therefore it cannot be from a Wellington bomber.
Report by HMS CHALLENGER, 27 October 1989.

15 November 1984. The site was located at decca [n scot] red i 1.3, purple a 76.2.
Report by B Greig.

29 September 1981. The site was located at NGR eastings 452875, northings 6394645 on 6 August 1981. The side scan sonar indicated a height of 7 metres in a general depth of 42 metres. The vessel is believed to be an aircraft. There are many scour marks on the seabed.
Report by Palmer Marine Survey, 25 August 1981.

Note: this plots to 57 41 26N, 003 47 20W.

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Grid reference Centred NH 9325 6809 (200m by 200m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH96NW
Civil Parish AULDEARN
Geographical Area NAIRN

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