HMS Isis sunk 20/7/44 — wreck location

Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by Ulsinus, Mar 17, 2023.

  1. Ulsinus

    Ulsinus Member

    I would be grateful to receive for the help and advice of forum members regarding how I can confirm the longitude and latitude of the wreck of HMS Isis. The ship was sunk by a mine whilst it was on patrol in the English Channel.

    My Google searches have return two different locations.

    HMS Isis (D87) - Wikipedia
    Isis struck a mine and sank on 20 July 1944 at the position 49°27′N 0°41′W in channel 'T' off the western sector of the Normandy landing beaches.

    HMS Isis (D 87) of the Royal Navy - British Destroyer of the I class - Allied Warships of WWII -
    The wreck is in 20 meters of water about 5 miles North-East of Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy in position 49.27.196N, 00.36.574W.

    Sadly neither cites a reference for their respective co-ordinates.

    Many thanks.
  2. Temujin

    Temujin Member

    trying to find exact confirmation, found this in Admiralty War Diaries, unfortuanately no “exact” location

  3. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

  4. Ulsinus

    Ulsinus Member

    Thank you Temujin.
    Any idea what an 'Oboe buoy' is?
  5. Ulsinus

    Ulsinus Member

  6. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    O Buoy must be a designation for a particular Buoy, others should have another letter of alphabet.

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