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Date 19 April 2012

Event ID 938774

Category Documentary Reference

Type Reference

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/938774

UKHO Identifier : 004217

Feature Class : Wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 55.87250,-2.07500

Horizontal Datum : UNDETERMINED

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 55.87250,-2.07500

WGS84 Origin : Undefined

Previous Position : 55.87250,-2.07500

Position Method : Global Positioning System

Position Quality : Precisely known

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 6

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : PRESIDENT

Type : SS

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 85.3

Beam : 12.5

Draught : 5.5

Tonnage : 1945

Tonnage Type : Gross

Cargo : IN BALLAST

Date Sunk : 29/04/1928

Bottom Texture : Rock

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Other

Last Sensor : Diver Sighting

Original Detection Year : 1928

Last Detection Year : 2003

Original Source : Other

Last Source : Divers

Circumstances of Loss : **WENT ASHORE AT WHAPNESS, NEAR EYEMOUTH, ON VOYAGE FROM HAMBURG TO METHIL.

**VESSEL, BUILT 1907, RAN GROUND IN THICK FOG ON ROCKY REEF WHUP NESS. CREW CLIMBED ASHORE BY MEANS OF A LADDER.

(DIVE ST ABBS & EYEMOUTH)

Surveying Details : **29.6.67 REPD TO HAVE BEEN LOCATED 0.25M SE OF ST ABBS HD. (RAF BINBROOK SAC). POSN 555400N, 020730W FOR FILING ONLY.

**17.8.70 FOUND BY MR KERR (BSAC) OF 59 HIGH ST, COCKENZIE, E. LOTHIAN.

POSITIONS BELOW THIS POINT ARE IN DEGREES, MINUTES AND DECIMALS OF A MINUTE

**12.1.99 REPD TO LIE S OF EYEMOUTH AND COVERED IN SOFT CORALS AND KELP. (DIVER MAGAZINE JAN'99). NCA.

**HH090/915/01 17.1.02 NOT LOCATED IN 5554.00N, 0207.500W. (GARDLINE, HI 915). AMENDED DEAD. NCA.

**7.1.04 WK OF PRESIDENT LIES IN GULLY OFF AGATE POINT, EYEMOUTH. VESSEL IS COMPLETELY BROKEN UP, WITH ONLY THE BOILERS STANDING PROUD OF THE SEABED, A WINCH IS ALSO VISIBLE [PHOTO]. (DIVER MAGAZINE JAN'04) AMENDED BACK TO LIVE, EXISTING SCALES TOO SMALL, POSN FOR FILING ONLY AMENDED TO 5552.40N, 0204.70W [WGD].

**15.1.04 POSN GIVEN AS 5552.350N, 0204.500W USING GPS [DATUM NOT STATED]. GROUNDED IN A CHANNEL BETWEEN ROCKS, STERN TO SHORE. VESSEL WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED, ONLY MAIN BOILERS SIT UPRIGHT IN SANDY GULLY IN 12MTRS, WKGE, STEEL PLATES & GIRDERS, SCATTERED OVER WIDE AREA IN DEPTHS 1-20MTRS. SALVAGE RIGHTS OWNED BY EYEMOUTH & DISTRICT SAC. PHOTO OF GROUNDED VESSEL. (DIVE ST ABBS & EYEMOUTH, PUBLISHED 1998)

Charting Comments : EXISTING SCALES TOO SMALL

Date Last Amended : 15/01/2004

Date Position Last Amended : 15/01/2004

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