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Baron Stjernblad: Ross Point, Burnmouth, North Sea

Steamship (20th Century)

Site Name Baron Stjernblad: Ross Point, Burnmouth, North Sea

Classification Steamship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Baron Sternblad; Baron Von Stjernbladt; Eyemouth; Unknown; Baron Stjernblad

Canmore ID 101607

Site Number NT96SE 8001

NGR NT 96789 60910

NGR Description NT c. 979 600

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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

Archaeology Notes

NT96SE 8001 c. 979 600

N55 50 W2 2

NLO: Burnmouth [name: NT 954 609]

Ross Point [name: NT 967 603]

Eyemouth [name: NT 945 644].

Location formerly entered as NT 9791 6000.

Quality of fix = PA

Evidence = Estimated

Horizontal Datum = UND

General water depth = 26

Circumstances of Loss Details

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The vessel was captured & sunk by a German submarine.

Source: Word War I Shipping Loses

Surveying Details

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24 March 1919. The sinking position is given as 55 50 00N, 002 02 00W.

Source: Senior Naval Officer, Granton.

6 January 1970. The site was not found, although various obstacles in area were dived upon. They were all found to be rock outcrops.

Report by J Burler, 30 January 1970.

2 October 1986.The site is mentioned as in a general depth of 23 metres, but was never located in 'Shipwrecks around Great Britain' by Leo Zanelli, published 1970.

Hydrographic Office 1995.

(Classified as steel steamship with general cargo : date of loss cited as 23 April 1917). This vessel was captured and sunk by submarine, possibly in 120ft off Burnmouth or in 76ft SE of Ross Point.

I G Whittaker 1998.

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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 456

Name : BARON STJERNBLAD

Latitude : 555015

Longitude : 20200

Date Built : 1890

Registration : COPENHAGEN

Type : SS (STEEL)

Tonnage : 991

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 62

Beam : 10

Draught : 5m

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 23

Loss Month : 4

Loss Year : 1917

Comment : Captured and sunk by sub, possibly in 120ft off Burnmouth or 76ft SE of Ross Pt

Cargo : GENERAL

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 004211

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Dangerous wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 55.84140,-2.05285

Horizontal Datum : ETRS 1989

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 55.84140,-2.05285

WGS84 Origin : Original

Previous Position : 55.83333,-2.03333

Position Method : Differential Global Positioning System

Position Quality : Surveyed

Position Accuracy : 13.0

Depth : 16.3

Depth Method : Found by echo-sounder

Depth Quality : Least depth known

Water Depth : 18

Water Level Effect : Always under water/submerged

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : UNKNOWN

Sonar Length : 8.0

Sonar Width : 4.0

Shadow Height : 2.0

Orientation : 140.0

Bottom Texture : Rock

Magnetic Anomaly : Strong

Sonar Signal Strength : Moderate

Scour Depth : 0.0

Contact Description : None reported

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Last Sensor : Acoustic Sensor

Original Detection Year : 1919

Last Detection Year : 2001

Original Source : Other

Last Source : Survey Vessel

Surveying Details : **H2501/19 24.3.19 DANISH SS BARON STJERNBLAD, SINKING POSN GIVEN AS 555000N, 020200W. (SNO GRANTON). INS WK [OLD SYMBOL] ON CHARTS.

**H4087/26 24.6.26 AMEND TO DW. (AUTHORITY NOT STATED).

**2.10.86 MENTIONED AS IN GEN DEPTH 76 FT, NEVER LOCATED IN 'SHIPWRECKS AROUND GREAT BRITAIN'. (LEO ZANELLI, PUBLISHED 1970).

**6.1.70 NOT FOUND. VARIOUS OBSTACLES IN AREA DIVED ON. ALL FOUND TO BE ROCK OUTCROPS. (J BURLER, 30.1.70) AMEND TO DW PA. NE 1192.

**H4622/71 14.9.72 AMEND TO WK USC PA 15MTRS. NC 160.

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

**HH090/915/01 17.1.02 EXAM'D 24.6.01 IN 5550.484N, 0203.171W [WGD] USING DGPS. LEAST E/S DEPTH 16.3 IN GEN DEPTH 18MTRS. NO SCOUR. LENGTH 8MTRS, WIDTH 4MTRS. DCS3 HT 2MTRS. LIES 140/320 DEGS. STRONG MAGNETIC ANOMALY. BROKEN AND PARTIALLY BURIED DEBRIS IN AN AREA OF ROCKS. (GARDLINE, HI 915). PROBABLY BARON ST JERNBLAD. BR STD.

**15.1.09 BARON STJERNBLAD, IDENTIFIED FROM BUTTONS RECOVERED WITH SHIPPING COMPANY NAME ON THEM, IN 5555.652N, 0155.984W [SEE 4496]. (I EASINGWOOD, E-MAIL DTD 13.1,09) RECORD AMENDED TO UNKNOWN. NCA.

**16.1.09 THIS WK IS KNOWN LOCALLY AS EAST NUEK. (I EASINGWOOD, E-MAIL 16.1.09)

General Comments : BROKEN AND PARTIALLY BURIED DEBRIS

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