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Valentine Tanks
Location  

Place Name : Poole Bay Dorset

Lat / Long : 50 ° 39 ' 42 '' North - 1 ° 53' 37'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : DECCA
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : Built :  
Shipyard :
Hull material :  
Dimensions
Size : 0 tonnes Length : m Beam : m
History
Sunk : 1943/44 Cause : Succumbed to rough sea conditions Date Found :
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 13 m 0 m
Deck :
0 m 0 m
Bed : 15 m 0 m
Postition
Orientation : unknown Lying : Upright Condition : Intact
Seabed Type : Gravel
Artifacts :
Wreck Owner
Owner : -
Access : Public
War Grave : Unknown Protected :
Restrictions :
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
0 - hours 0 - minutes - - high water
General Information :
Small Boat Launching :
Notes :

These Valentine tanks were prototype versions of the DD Sherman Tanks used during D-Day. These had canvas screens which displaced enough water to allow the tanks to float. These tanks were fitted with a propeller (Duplex Drive) that allowed the tanks some method of propulsion. During experiments a number were lost and seven are known about. The position given here is for two tanks. One is complete and upright while the other has its turret seperated from the main hull.
These tanks are the only feature on a flat seabed and are home to Conger and Lobster. The tanks are normally surrounded by a vast shoal of Bib.
These tanks make an interesting second/third dive.

References :
Dive Dorset - John & Viki Hinchcliffe
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