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Desk Based Assessment

Date 28 November 2014

Event ID 1002085

Category Recording

Type Desk Based Assessment


Name: Caledonian

Position: 55.75, -4.985

Basis for Identification: Identification uncertain. Based on wreck remains located by UKHO and loss position. Not confirmed by divers.

Shipbuilder: Wm Simons & Co. Renfrew

Build Date: 1874

Loss Date: 1907

Vessel type: Hopper dredger.

Surviving Features and Condition : UKHO (2001): Wreck located in 5545.0N, 0459.1W [WGD] using DGPS. Length 11mtrs. Excellent contact. Due to loss position may be Caledonian.

Moir and Crawford (pers. comm 2015) note that the wreck is too deep for recreational diving, and that the explosion when she sank may mean the wreck is badly damaged.

Seabed and type and marine environment: Deep wreck. UKHO note the depth of the seabed in this area at 105m. Surface sediments of Sand and Mud recorded by the Institute of Geological Sciences (Deegan et. al. 1973)

Information from Sally Evans (Cotswold Archaeology), 28/11/2014.

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