WW1 Submarine UB-130's Deck Gun
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This cache is located approximately 0.6m (2ft) above ground level. Sorry, I think that the last few feet may not accessible to wheelchair cachers.
The un-published N 50° 45.000 E 000° 18.000 co-ordinates, which are too far from the cache to be accepted for publishing, mark the approximate location of the wreck of WW1 Submarine U-130. You do not need to go to either the published or un-published co-ordinates to find the cache. In fact you will need a licence if you decided to visit the wreck site.
Please note that, although the surrounding area is freely open to the public during the day, the location of the deck gun and cache may not be accessible at night.
Submarine UB-130 was one of the last U boats to be laid down during WW1. Unfortunately, she developed problems on her maiden voyage and had to return for repairs. Germany surrendered before repairs were completed, thus ending UB130’s chance of seeing action.
She was taken over by the French and it was decided that she would be broken up in England. In 1921, on her journey to the breakers, she stopped over in Newhaven and then commenced tow to the breakers. In a rough sea and with her hatches open, she never made it, sinking eleven miles east of Newhaven.
Finding the cache:
The cache is located not far from the UB-130's deck gun.
Thankfully, this is no longer at the bottom of the English Channel.
To find the cache you will need to:
- establish where the deck gun is now (search the web);
- go to the gun, and establish its GPS co-ordinates;
- add 0.025 Minutes North and add 0.000 Minutes East;
- go to the final co-ordinates; and
- use your geocaching skills to find the cache.
The part of the USAAF B-17 that you will encounter was dredged up from Eastbourne Marina. (See Barracks and Bunkers, page 75.)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum