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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 706567

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NT96SE 8003 9541 6406

N55 52.185 W2 4.400

NLO: Eyemouth [name: NT 945 644]

St Abbs Head [name: NT 911 694].

Location formerly entered as NT 9556 6387 (N55 52 W2 4.2) and as NT c. 955 641 [N55 52.2 W2 4.3].

Formerly also entered as NT97NW 8002 and NT97NW 8012 at cited location NT 9217 7585 [N55 54 W2 7.5], and as NT96NW 8052 at cited location NT c. 91 68 [N55 54 W2 9].

Horizontal Datum = UND

Circumstances of Loss Details


29 June 1967. The vessel went ashore at Whapness, near Eyemouth, on a voyage from Hamburg to Methil.

Surveying Details


29 June 1967. The ship is reported to have been located by RAF Binbrook Aub Aqua Club, one quarter mile SE of St Abbs Head.

17 August 1970. The wreck was rediscovered by Mr Kerr (BSAC diver).

Source: Hydrographic Office 1995.

(Classified as steel steamship, in ballast: former names cited as Vnestorg, Neath Abbey and President, and date of loss as 29 April 1928). President: this vessel was wrecked at Wapness Point, Eyemouth.

Registration: Sunderland. Built 1907. 1945grt. Length: 84m. Beam: 12m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 52.25 W2 4.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The wreck is now completely broken up in 5-15m. The plates are covered in soft corals and kelp.

Source: Diver magazine, [year not stated] p 21

(Location cited as N55 52.185 W2 4.400 [NT 9541 6406]. President: the broken remains of this vessel lie in about 17m depth of water, the depth to the highest point being about 5m at low water. The wreckage stands generally about 1m high, and occupies an area measuring about 25x10m, being concentrated around the two boilers. Other recognisable features include ribs and a winch (presumably for anchorwork).

(Results of wildlife survey noted).

Visited by Mrs A Fuller-Shapcott (NAS), 18 June 2006.


Neither Whaltness, Whapness nor Wapness Point is noted as such on the 1995 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map. The OS (GIS) AIB notes Whalt Point at NT 955 638.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 13 November 2006.

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