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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 865721

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NS15NW 8023 c. 11 55

N55 45 W5 1

NLO: Kilchattan Bay [name: NS 106 555]

Sound of Bute [name centred NS 01 55].

Formerly entered as NR95NW 9112 at cited location NR 9474 5650 (N55 45.5 W5 0), and as NR95NW 8001 (unlocated).

Possibly within Maritime - North Ayrshire.

Quality of fix = PD

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Circumstances of Loss Details


The steam dredger CALEDONIAN sank following a collision.

Surveying Details


22 December 1986. The vessel sank off Kilchattan Bay, Bute.

Report by P J Moir, 26 November 1986.

Source: Hydrographic Office 1995.

(Classified as iron steam dredger, in ballast: date of loss cited as 4 September 1907). Caledonian: this vessel was in collision and sank near Kilchatten [Kilchattan] Bay, 0.5 mile from shore. Capt. Jackson (Scott?)

Registration: Grangemouth. Built 1874. 249grt. Length: 40m. Beam: 8m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 45.00 W5 0.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The locational evidence for this wreck is extremely imprecise, and the map sheet assigned is accordingly arbitrary. It may fall on or around map sheet and/or in the quasi-administrative area of Argyll and Bute (Strathclyde).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 November 2001.

(Re-entered as NS15NW 8023 at cited location NS c. 11 55 [N55 45 W5 1], within Maritime - Argyll and Bute). The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker.

The loss of this vessel may have occurred within the quasi-administrative area that is designated as Maritime - North Ayrshire.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 February 2010.

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