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Reference

Date 19 April 2012

Event ID 938366

Category Documentary Reference

Type Reference

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/938366

UKHO Identifier : 003735

Feature Class : Wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 55.82333,-6.46167

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 55.82324,-6.46262

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 6

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : BELFORD

Type : SS

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 99.1

Beam : 14.3

Draught : 7.9

Tonnage : 3216

Tonnage Type : Gross

Cargo : BALLAST

Date Sunk : 09/02/1916

Bottom Texture : Rock

Contact Description : Notable debris

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Last Sensor : Diver Sighting

Original Detection Year : 1916

Last Detection Year : 1975

Original Source : Other

Last Source : Divers

Circumstances of Loss : **BUILT 1901 BY J PRIESTMAN & CO. SUNDERLAND. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY CHRISTIE & CO. TWO BOILERS, TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINE OF 272 NHP, SINGLE SHAFT. MACHINERY BY G CLARK LTD, SUNDERLAND. PASSAGE BARRY DOCK FOR NEW YORK. REPORTED AS BEING ABANDONED AND DRIFTING ON 30.1.19, THE CREW HAVING APARENTLY ABANDONED SHIP. WIND AND TIDE PUT HER ASHORE AT SMAULL, ISLAY. WAS INSPECTED AND DECLARTED A CTL. NOT VISIBLE ON 15.2.16 HAVING BEEN SMASHED TO PIECES OVERNIGHT 12-13.2.16. ONE BODY WAS WASHED ASHORE. CREW OF 24 LOST. (DODS & SIBI).

Surveying Details : **H1280/75 10.3.75 SINKING POSN GIVEN AS 554924N, 062742W APPROX. MUCH BROKEN UP IN GENERAL DEPTH OF APPROX 20FEET. (P SELLARS, LTR DTD 11.2.75). FOR FILING ONLY. NCA.

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 13/04/2005

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