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Desk Based Assessment

Date 27 November 2014

Event ID 1001980

Category Recording

Type Desk Based Assessment


The Princess of Wales is recorded to have been built by Barclay Curle & Co Ltd, Glasgow, in 1888. Following her launch, and while running speed trials, the vessel was hit by the Balmoral Castle and sank in two parts. The vessel was not salvaged, and at a depth of 62m is beyond the limits of recreational diving (Moir and Crawford 2004: 81-82). The UKHO record indicates that the inverted part of the paddle wheel is visible. Characterising Scotland's Marine Archaeolological Resource database places this wreck c. 70m to the east of the UKHO position for the live wreck of the Princess of Wales. The Canmore position is in accordance with the UKHO position.

Information from Sally Evans (Cotswold Archaeology), 27/11/2014.

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