MHG27602 - Glen Albyn: Loch Ewe
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Type and Period (1)
- WRECK (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)
- None recorded
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
|Grid reference||Centred NG 8273 9320 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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