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Unknown: Ardullie Point, Cromarty Firth

Craft

Site Name Unknown: Ardullie Point, Cromarty Firth

Classification Craft

Alternative Name(s) Ardullie Point Ship Graveyard; Firth Of Cromarty; Unknown

Canmore ID 102038

Site Number NH56SE 8001

NGR NH 58827 62282

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Maritime - Highland
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NH56SE 8001 5882 6228

N57 37.7167 W4 21.8667

NLO: Ardullie Point [name: NH 588 622]

Cromarty Firth [name centred NH 69 67].

See also NH56SE 8003.

Formerly entered as Site no. 8550.

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Surveying Details

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22 June 1973. There is possible obstruction, consisting of debris on beach, which could possibly be part of stranded wreck.

Report taken from aerial photographic evidence.

3 February 1976. This is a stranded wreck which dries to reveal 3.0 metres.

Report by HMS EGERIA, dated 19 January 1976.

21 October 1986. The site's existence is confirmed.

Report by Andrews Hydrographics Ltd.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

Two locations are marked on the map (NH 591 625 and NH 588 623) as two abandoned herring boats.

NH 588 623 - The hulk nearer the A9 roundabout and bridge over the Cromarty Firth. To the East of bridge causeway, on North shoreline.

CFA/MORA Coastal Assessment Survey 1998.

Unknown: [no further information].

(Location of loss cited as N57 37.72 W4 21.87).

I G Whittaker 1998.

[No NGR cited]. Ardullie Point, Cromarty Forth, ship graveyard. The remains of two vessels [presumably NH56SE 8001 and possibly NH56SE 8002 or 8003] have been located close to the point on the N side of the Firth adjacent to the A9 road bridge [Cromarty Bridge: NH56SE 37].

An intriguing aspect of this site is the large quantity of carvings and ship graffiti on the trees forming part of the designed landscape of Foulis Castle (NH56SE 2).

Initial research with local museum sources and contact with Mr Hector Munro of Foulis Castle reveals that these hulks are the remains of the local fishing fleet which was laid up during World War I. An initial survey and recording of the hulks and graffiti was carried out in 1995 by Highland Council Archaeology Service.

NMRS, MS/829/21.

Vertical air photography (FCC 7343/32/777-9, flown 17 May 1975) has recorded the outline of a probable shipwreck at NH c. 5881 6224, to the NE of the roundabout and close to the shore.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 November 2000.

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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 2278

Name : UNKNOWN

Latitude : 573743

Longitude : 42152

Position : Exact Position

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 002037

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Wreck showing any portion of hull or superstructure

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 57.62832,-4.36578

Horizontal Datum : ETRS 1989

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 57.62832,-4.36578

WGS84 Origin : Undefined

Previous Position : 57.62862,-4.36445

Position Method : Air photography

Position Quality : Precisely known

Drying Height : 3.0

Depth Quality : Least depth known

Water Depth : -2

Water Level Effect : Covers and uncovers

Vertical Datum : Mean Low Water Springs

Name : UNKNOWN

Bottom Texture : Sand

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Video Sensor

Last Sensor : Video Sensor

Original Detection Year : 1973

Last Detection Year : 1986

Original Source : Other

Last Source : Survey Vessel

Surveying Details : **H1270/73 22.6.73 POSSIBLE OBSTN OR DEBRIS ON BEACH SHOWN IN 573743N, 042152W, POSSIBLY PART OF NEARLY STRANDED WK ON PHOTOPLOT, PG1355 LPI DTD 30.6.72. INS AS OBSTN. NC 1890.

**H3965/75 3.2.76 THIS IS A STRANDED WRECK AND DRIES 3.0MTRS. (HMS EGERIA, HI 82/75). AMEND TO ST DRIES 3MTRS. NC 1890.

**H3817/86 21.10.86 EXISTENCE CONFIRMED. (ANDREWS HYDRO LTD, SURVEY [K 9893]).

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

**11.10.03 EUT POSN: 5737.699N, 0421.947W. NE 1890.

Chart Symbol : ST D3.0

Date Last Amended : 11/10/2003

Date Position Last Amended : 11/10/2003

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