MAS-F100109: MAS-F100109, Sussex, Wreck, Image 7 of 7.

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Unique ID: MAS-F100109

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Published Find published

This find is an unidentified curved aluminium sheet that measures approximately 0.94 m by 0.24 m and has a thickness of 5 mm. The sheet displays one riveted hole and one area still exhibits faint traces of red paint. The sheet is covered in a layer of marine growth.

Initially it was believed that this object could be associated with aviation remains, however, after consulting our historic aircraft specialist, it was confirmed that the material is too thick to belong to an aircraft. The colour red does not often appear, other than on external markings or Luftwaffe radio equipment, both of which would have been made of a lighter gauge material. Although the origin of this aluminium sheet is unknown, it is possible that it is of industrial origin; or it may be related to vessel superstructure plating or in the internal construction for retaining insulating material.

Sub class: WATER CRAFT

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Submitted as wreck to the Receiver of Wreck

Wreck details

Droit number: 219/17


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 940 mm
Width: 240 mm
Thickness: 5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: A BB
Identified by: A BB
Secondary identifier: V L

Other reference numbers

Droit ID: 219/17

Materials and construction

Primary material: White metal
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4400
Four figure Latitude: 50.78170298
Four figure longitude: 0.04126088
1:25K map: TQ4400
1:10K map: TQ40SW
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Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fishing
Current location: With finder

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018

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