UC-6 Thames Estuary: Archaeological Report
By Peta Knott
The assessment of the site was undertaken as part of a two stage investigation. Stage one consisted of a geophysical survey and stage two consisted of a diver survey of the site, which also involved the local British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) 326: Canterbury Divers.
A geophysical survey was completed of two potential sites for the U-boat minelayer. At the northern location wreck 7000 has now been identified as a submarine, probably UC-6. Wreck 7001 was identified at the southern location (UKHO 14054) and appears more likely to be the remains of a ship, possibly those of the Grazia.
This was followed up by diver investigations in the area of wreck 7000. where divers had reported seeing the U-boat sitting on the seabed.
Geophysical data and archival records were used to identify that the submarine is most likely to be UC-6 rather than UC-21.
English Heritage - now Historic England - commissioned Wessex Archaeology to carry out the project. Where this report refers to the work of English Heritage, these functions have been transferred to Historic England.
- Assessment objectives and products
- Risk Assessment
- Assessment against non-statutory criteria for scheduling
- Publication Status: Completed
- Pages: 45
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