Great Ouse: Scares, Luce Bay, Solway Firth

Dredger (20th Century)

Site Name Great Ouse: Scares, Luce Bay, Solway Firth

Classification Dredger (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Scares Rocks; 'near Scare Rocks'; The Scares; The Skares; Great Ouse

Canmore ID 101620

Site Number NX33SW 8001

NGR NX 30647 30677

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Maritime - Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NX33SW 8001 3064 3047

N54 38.45 W4 37.4833

NLO: Scares [name: NX 266 337]

Luce Bay [name centred NX 20 45].

Formerly entered as Site no's 1 and 8032.

Evidence = Echo sounder

Horizontal Datum = OGB

General water depth = 21

Orientation of keel/wreck = NESW

Circumstances of Loss Details

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The vessel was lost whilst under tow by tug.

Surveying Details

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28 August 1943. The vessel was lost whilst under tow in the approximate position 54 38 30N, 004 37 30W. The authority/source is not stated.

14 July 1958. The wreck was located at 54 38 27N, 004 37 29W. The least depth by echosounder over the the site was 16.15 metres. The keel lies on an orientation of 45/225 degrees and the site is a good sonar contact.

Source: HMS VIDAL's survey of 1954.

Hydrographic Office 1995

(Classified as dredger: date of loss cited as 14 June 1942). Great Ouse: this vessel broke from tow and sank near Scare Rocks [Scares].

Registration: British. 104 tons [unspecified]. Length: 53m.

(Location of loss cited as N54 38.45 W4 37.48).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The cited location falls 5.5km ESE of Big Scare.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 2 November 2009.

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