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Anvers (Possibly): North Sea

Steamship (20th Century)

Site Name Anvers (Possibly): North Sea

Classification Steamship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Ekkehard; Elsa Menzell; Rattray Head; Anvers

Canmore ID 101859

Site Number NK16NW 8006

NGR NK 10921 69640

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Maritime - Aberdeenshire
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NK16NW 8006 125 664

N57 41.2 W1 475.5

NLO: Rattray Head [name: NK 110 578].

Formerly entered as NK16NW 8365 at cited location NK 1092 6964 [N57 43 W1 49], and as Unlocated.

Quality of fix = PA

Horizontal Datum = UND

Circumstances of Loss Details

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The ANVERS was bombed by aircraft.

Source: World War II Shipping Loses.

Surveying Details

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The site's position is given as 57 43 00N, 001 49 00W.

15 September 1972. The wreck may be in 57 39 45N, 001 43 00W - 4 to 5 miles bearing 045 degrees Rattray Head. The vessel was owned at time of loss by CIE Royale Belgo-Argentine.

Hydrographic Office 1995.

(Classified as steel steamship, with cargo of scrap steel: former names cited as Ekkehard and Elsa Menzell, and date of loss as 13 November 1940). Anvers: this vessel was bombed by aircraft.

[Location] also cited as 4-5 miles 45 degs Rattray Head: ie. N57 40 W01 43.

Registration: Antwerp. Built 1908. 4398grt. Length: 115m. Beam: 16m.

(Location of loss cited as N57 43.00 W1 49.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unconfirmed location that is cited by both UKHO and Whittaker. This location lies in about 28m depth of water, and within an area where there several other wrecks are charted [PA]. The seabed evidently slopes towards the NE: no seabed type is indicated nearby.

The cause of loss (torpedo or bomb) cited by Whittaker differs between his two entries.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 March 2011.

In the apparent absence of diver survey, remote sensing or specific evidence, the identity of this wreck remains unverified. It is presumably to be equated with that charted [Wk] on UKHO chart no. 115 (1978, revised 1993) at depth 37m, 4.8nm N of Rattray Head. This lies in a general depth of about 48m; a seabed of mixed rock, sand and shell is noted a short distance to the SSW.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 20 May 2011.

Activities

Loss (13 November 1940)

Quality of fix = PA

Horizontal Datum = UND

Circumstances of Loss Details

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The ANVERS was bombed by aircraft.

Source: World War II Shipping Loses.

Surveying Details

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The site's position is given as 57 43 00N, 001 49 00W.

15 September 1972. The wreck may be in 57 39 45N, 001 43 00W - 4 to 5 miles bearing 045 degrees Rattray Head. The vessel was owned at time of loss by CIE Royale Belgo-Argentine.

Hydrographic Office 1995.

(Classified as steel steamship, with cargo of scrap steel: former names cited as Ekkehard and Elsa Menzell, and date of loss as 13 November 1940). Anvers: this vessel was bombed by aircraft.

[Location] also cited as 4-5 miles 45 degs Rattray Head: ie. N57 40 W01 43.

Registration: Antwerp. Built 1908. 4398grt. Length: 115m. Beam: 16m.

(Location of loss cited as N57 43.00 W1 49.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Named Location (Nlo) (19 June 1995)

NLO: Rattray Head [name: NK 110 578].

Formerly entered as NK16NW 8365 at cited location NK 1092 6964 [N57 43 W1 49], and as Unlocated.

Note (25 March 2011)

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unconfirmed location that is cited by both UKHO and Whittaker. This location lies in about 28m depth of water, and within an area where there several other wrecks are charted [PA]. The seabed evidently slopes towards the NE: no seabed type is indicated nearby.

The cause of loss (torpedo or bomb) cited by Whittaker differs between his two entries.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 March 2011.

Note (20 May 2011)

In the apparent absence of diver survey, remote sensing or specific evidence, the identity of this wreck remains unverified. It is presumably to be equated with that charted [Wk] on UKHO chart no. 115 (1978, revised 1993) at depth 37m, 4.8nm N of Rattray Head. This lies in a general depth of about 48m; a seabed of mixed rock, sand and shell is noted a short distance to the SSW.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 20 May 2011.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 1252

Name : ANVERS (EX. ...)

Latitude : 574300

Longitude : 14900

Date Built : 1908

Registration : ANTWERP

Type : SS (STEEL)

Tonnage : 4398

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 115

Beam : 16

Draught : 7m

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 13

Loss Month : 11

Loss Year : 1940

Comment : Bombed by A/C. Also given as 4-5 miles 45 degs Rattray Hd I.E. 5740/0143

Cargo : SCRAP STEEL

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 002324

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Dangerous wreck

State : DEAD

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 57.71667,-1.81667

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 57.71641,-1.81836

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Previous Position : 57.71667,-1.81667

Position Quality : Approximate

Depth : 28.0

Depth Quality : Least depth unknown, safe clearance at value shown

Water Depth : 52

Water Level Effect : Always under water/submerged

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : ANVERS

Type : SS

Flag : BELGIAN

Length : 116.7

Beam : 15.8

Draught : 7.6

Tonnage : 4398

Tonnage Type : Gross

Date Sunk : 13/11/1940

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Original Detection Year : 1940

Original Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **BOMBED BY AIRCRAFT. (WW2SL).

Surveying Details : **H1001/40 & H56/40 POSN 574300N, 014900W.

**15.9.72 MAY BE IN 573945N, 014300W OR 4 TO 5 MILES 045DEG RATTRAY HD.

**H8458/58 13.12.72 INS AS NDWPA. NE 1409.

**10.6.74 AMEND TO USCPA 28MTRS. NC 213.

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

**HH091/155/01 & SEP 2010/000027978 15.1.10 NOT LOCATED BY M/B. (GARDLINE HYDRO, HI 1155). AMEND DEAD. BR STD.

Chart Symbol : WK USC PA 28.0

Date Last Amended : 15/01/2010

Date Position Last Amended : 28/09/1999

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