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Inkosi: North Channel

Steamship (20th Century)

Site Name Inkosi: North Channel

Classification Steamship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Burrow Head; Mull Of Galloway; Solway Firth; Irish Sea; Inkosi

Canmore ID 101663

Site Number NX42SW 8001

NGR NX 40 23

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Maritime - Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NX42SW 8001 unlocated

NLO: Burrow Head [name: NX 458 340]

Mull of Galloway [name: NX 157 302].

Possibly in English or Irish waters.

Formerly entered as NX42SW 1 and NX42SW 8073 at cited location NX 4061 2371 (N54 35 W4 28).

Quality of fix = PA

Horizontal Datum = UND

Circumstances of Loss Details

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The vessel was torpedoed by submarine.

Source; Lloyd's World War I Shiping Losses.

Surveying Details

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9 April 1918. The vessel was lost about 6 miles SW of Burrow Head according to the Board of Trade Enquiry and the evidence given by the master.

28 March 1918. The ship was torpedoed 10 miles SW of Burrow Head drifted and then drifted about 4 miles E to an approximate position 54 35 00N, 004 28 00W, or 14 miles SE by E, one half E from Mull of Galloway.

Hydrographic Office 1995.

(Classified as steel steamship, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 28 March 1918). Inkosi: this vessel was torpedoed 14 miles SExE1/2E from [the] Mull of Galloway. Capt. Arthur.

Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1902. 3661grt. Length: 105m. Beam: 13m.

(Location of loss cited as N54 35.00 W4 28.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker. The loss of this vessel may have occurred beyond Scottish waters.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 20 December 2001.

Activities

Loss (28 March 1918)

Quality of fix = PA

Horizontal Datum = UND

Circumstances of Loss Details

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The vessel was torpedoed by submarine.

Source; Lloyd's World War I Shiping Losses.

Surveying Details

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9 April 1918. The vessel was lost about 6 miles SW of Burrow Head according to the Board of Trade Enquiry and the evidence given by the master.

28 March 1918. The ship was torpedoed 10 miles SW of Burrow Head drifted and then drifted about 4 miles E to an approximate position 54 35 00N, 004 28 00W, or 14 miles SE by E, one half E from Mull of Galloway.

Hydrographic Office 1995.

(Classified as steel steamship, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 28 March 1918). Inkosi: this vessel was torpedoed 14 miles SExE1/2E from [the] Mull of Galloway. Capt. Arthur.

Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1902. 3661grt. Length: 105m. Beam: 13m.

(Location of loss cited as N54 35.00 W4 28.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (20 December 2001)

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker. The loss of this vessel may have occurred beyond Scottish waters.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 20 December 2001.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 580

Name : INKOSI

Latitude : 543500

Longitude : 42800

Date Built : 1902

Registration : ABERDEEN

Type : SS (STEEL)

Tonnage : 3661

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 105

Beam : 13

Draught : 6m

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 28

Loss Month : 3

Loss Year : 1918

Comment : Torp'ed 14 miles SExEE from Mull of Galloway. Capt. Arthur

Cargo : COAL

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 005351

Feature Class : Wreck

State : DEAD

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 54.58333,-4.46667

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 54.58343,-4.46787

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 35

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : INKOSI

Type : SS

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 106.7

Beam : 13.2

Draught : 6.1

Tonnage : 3661

Tonnage Type : Gross

Cargo : COAL AND GENERAL

Date Sunk : 28/03/1918

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Original Detection Year : 1918

Original Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **BUILT IN 1902 BY HALL, RUSSEL & CO LTD, ABERDEEN. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY CHARENT SS CO LTD, LIVERPOOL. FOUR BOILERS, TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINE OF 483 NHP, SINGLE SHAFT. PASSAGE LIVERPOOL FOR LAMLASH BAY & PERNAMBUCO. TORPEDOED BY U-96. THREE MEN LOST. (SIBI).

Surveying Details : **9.4.18 LOST ABOUT 6 MILES SW OF BURROW HEAD (BOT MASTER). NCA.

**28.3.18 TORP 10 MILES SW OF BURROW HEAD DRIFTED ABOUT 4 MILES E AFTER BEING TORPEDOED. POSN APPROX 543500N, 042800W, 14 MILES SE BY E 1/2 E FROM MULL OF GALLOWAY.

**10.9.98 AMENDED TO DEAD. SEE [0078 01786].

**HH090/728/01 25.2.99 NOT LOCATED, DISPROVED. (NP 1008, HI 728). ALREADY DEAD.

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 25/02/1999

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 005441

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Non-dangerous wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 54.59071,-4.41354

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 54.59081,-4.41475

WGS84 Origin : Original

Previous Position : 54.59195,-4.41112

Position Method : Differential Global Positioning System

Position Quality : Surveyed

Position Accuracy : 13.0

Depth : 35.0

Depth Method : Swept by wire-drag

Depth Quality : Least depth known

Water Depth : 48

Water Level Effect : Always under water/submerged

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : INKOSI

Type : SS

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 106.7

Beam : 13.1

Draught : 6.1

Sonar Length : 109.0

Sonar Width : 20.0

Shadow Height : 15.5

Orientation : 117.0

Tonnage : 3661

Tonnage Type : Gross

Cargo : COAL AND GENERAL

Date Sunk : 28/03/1918

Bottom Texture : Gravel

Magnetic Anomaly : Strong

Sonar Signal Strength : Strong

Scour Depth : 0.0

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