MHG27585 - U722: Sea of the Hebrides


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Type and Period (1)

  • WRECK (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)

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  • None recorded

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NG01NW 8000 0277 1820
N57 9 W6 55

Formerly NG01NW 1

Type VIIC Atlantic U-boat, 796 displacment surfaced, 871 tons submerged, maximum diving range 309ft.
Comanded by KL Reimers, U722 was depth charged by RN frigates BYRON, FITZROY and REDMILL on 27 March 1945. The position given is 6 miles NW of Canna in 120 metres. All 44 members of the crew were lost. Five bodies floated to the surface (4 identified, 1 not) and, according to Skye and Lochalsh District Council, were buried at Portree on 11 April 1945.
Source; Baird 1995

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Grid reference Centred NG 0276 1820 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG01NW
Civil Parish SMALL ISLES
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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