MHG27602 - Glen Albyn: Loch Ewe


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Type and Period (1)

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

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NG89SW 8001 8273 9320
N57 52.5 W5 39.8

Formerly NG89SW 8420

GLEN ALBYN was lost in the entrance ot Loch Ewe on 23 December 1939 when she detonated a magnetic mine laid almost 2 months previously by U31 on 28 October 1939. The date and cause of GLEN ALBYN's loss are given in 'British Vessels Lost at Sea 1939-45' and in Rohwer's 'Axis Submarine Successes 1939-45'. 'Lloyds World War 2 Loses gives the date as 1940 and says 'sunk by Admiralty in secret circumstances'.

GLEN ALBYN and PROMOTIVE sunk during magnetic mine detection tests. The wrecks now lie half a mile apart and part of the copper coils have been recovered.
Source; Baird 1995

Cross Ref: NG89SW 8002 PROMOTIVE

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Grid reference Centred NG 8273 9320 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG89SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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