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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 758987

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NS07SE 8001 0905 7384

N55 55.1833 W5 3.3667

NLO: Brackley Point [name: NS 090 739]

Loch Striven [name centred NS 086 723].

Formerly also entered as Site no. 9323.

See also NS07SE 8004.

Quality of fix = HSA

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Surveying Details


11 July 1966. The wreck of a wooden vessel, probably a motor minesweepers or a motor launch is reported. It was apparently sunk by an explosion. The bow section lies about 30 metres from the remainder of the vessel. The vessel's length is 60 to 80 feet (18 - 24 metres).

Report by C Griev.

27 October 1966. The wreck is a 3-screw motor minesweeper. It was sunk about 20 years ago. The bow section, about 4.5 metres long, is exposed ashore with 0.2 metres showing at high water. The remainder of the vessel is lying 45 metres off-shore.

Report by W Elliot, 28 September 1966.

26 February 1975. A position of 55 51 1N, 005 03 22W is given.

5 March 1987. The remains of two vessels, either mine-sweepers or motor torpedo boats, and a small barge lie in this area. One vessel lies in 18 metres of water and the other in 45 metres. The barge lies between them in 24 metres and is about 60 feet (18 metres) long.

Report by S R French, 16 February 1987 in an application to purchase.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

(Classified as MTB?: no date of loss cited). Unknown: reported as triple screw and wooden. Length: 20m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 55.18 W5 3.37).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Material reported under RoW amnesty (2001):

A3706 1 toilet (by Blake and Sons, Portsmouth): from seabed.

(Described as found at depth of 42m near wreckage off Brekely [Brackley] Point)

NMRS, MS/829/35.

The description given by Whittaker is consistent with the loss of a motor torpedo boat or similar craft.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 2 February 2007.

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