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Gasray: St Abbs Head, North Sea

Steamship (20th Century)

Site Name Gasray: St Abbs Head, North Sea

Classification Steamship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Springfal; Uhti; Whitworth; Firth Of Forth; Gasray (Part Of)(Possibly); Gasray (Ex. Springfal, Uhti, Whitworth)

Canmore ID 101592

Site Number NT97SW 8003

NGR NT 91120 73124

NGR Description NT c. 90 71

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Maritime - Scottish Borders, The
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NT97SW 8003 c. 90 71

N55 56 W2 9

NLO: St Abbs Head [name: NT 911 694].

Quality of fix = PA

Evidence = Estimated

Horizontal Datum = OGB

General water depth = 60

Circumstances of Loss Details

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The vessel was torpedoed by submarine 2 miles from St Abb's Head.

Source: World War II Shipping Loses

Surveying Details

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The sinking position is given as 2 miles from St Abbs Head at approximately 55 56 00N, 002 09 00W.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

Activities

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 428

Name : GASRAY (EX. SPRINGFAL, UHTI, WHITWORTH)

Latitude : 555600

Longitude : 20900

Date Built : 1919

Registration : BRITISH

Type : SS (STEEL)

Tonnage : 1406

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 71

Beam : 11

Draught : 5m

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 5

Loss Month : 4

Loss Year : 1945

Comment : Torpedoed 2 miles NE from St Abbs Head in German position AN5146.

Cargo : BALLAST

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 062287

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Non-dangerous wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 55.95107,-2.14378

Horizontal Datum : ETRS 1989

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 55.95107,-2.14378

WGS84 Origin : Original

Previous Position : 55.95000,-2.14167

Position Method : Differential Global Positioning System

Position Quality : Surveyed

Position Accuracy : 13.0

Depth : 56.0

Depth Method : Found by echo-sounder

Depth Quality : Least depth known

Water Depth : 64

Water Level Effect : Always under water/submerged

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : GASRAY (PART OF)(POSSIBLY)

Type : SS

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 71.6

Beam : 11.0

Sonar Length : 35.0

Sonar Width : 15.0

Shadow Height : 8.0

Orientation : 100.0

Tonnage : 1406

Tonnage Type : Gross

Cargo : BALLAST

Date Sunk : 05/04/1945

Sonar Signal Strength : Strong

Scour Depth : 0.0

Debris Field : FRAGMENTS LIE 80MTRS NW

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

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