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Serb: Ardberg, Islay, Atlantic

Puffer, Steamship (20th Century)

Site Name Serb: Ardberg, Islay, Atlantic

Classification Puffer, Steamship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Goill Rock; 'at The Entrance To Lagavoulin'; Lagavullin; Lagavulin; Iomallach; Iseanach Mor; Serb

Canmore ID 102493

Site Number NR44SW 8007

NGR NR 41578 44750

NGR Description NR c. 404 453

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Maritime - Argyll And Bute
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NR44NW 8006 c. 404 453

N55 37.9 W6 7.5

NLO: Lagavulin Bay [name centred NR 403 455].

Location formerly entered as NR c. 42 45 [N55 38 W6 6]. Also formerly entered as NR44SW 8001 and NR44SW 9122 at cited location NR 4157 4475 [N55 37.65 W6 6.35] and as NR44SW 8003 at cited location NR 4330 4461 [N55 37.6 W6 4.7].

SERB, sank at the entrance to Lagavulin on 4 December 1925, with a cargo of barley. The vessel is a total loss. Wreck sold for ?20 and ?15 for cargo.

Source: Glasgow University Business Archives, UGD95/1/4 Glasgow Salvage Association, minutes 7 January 1926.

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Surveying Details

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24 February 1975. A small steamship, the SERB, was reported wrecked on Goill Rock, Islay in 55 37 39N, 006 06 21W. It was probably a Clyde puffer.

Report by P L Sellars, 11 February 1975

Hydrographic Office 1995.

(Classified as steel steamship, with cargo of barley: date of loss cited as 4 December 1925). Serb: this vessel sank at the entrance to Lagavoulin [Lagavulin].

Registration: Glasgow. Built 1916. 95grt.

(Location of loss cited as N55 37.65 W6 6.35).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, and the loss of this this vessel may have occurred within the area of map sheet NR44SW. Goill Rock is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the 1:50,000 map, but is probably to be identified with one of the rocks or stacks around Iseanach Mor [name: NR 422 455]. This would be consistent with the location suggested by Whittaker, who places the loss 'at the entrance to Lagavoulin'.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 May 2002.

(Re-entered at cited location NR c. 404 453 [N55 37.9 W6 7.5]). Per contra the above, a location of loss is tentatively suggested within the area of the rocks and skerries at the entrance (from the S) into Lagavulin Bay.

The nature of the cargo of this vessel suggests that she was heading for Lagavulin Distillery (NR44NW 42.00), which is centred at NR 4043 4572.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 April 2010.

Activities

Loss (4 December 1925)

SERB, sank at the entrance to Lagavulin on 4 December 1925, with a cargo of barley. The vessel is a total loss. Wreck sold for ?20 and ?15 for cargo.

Source: Glasgow University Business Archives, UGD95/1/4 Glasgow Salvage Association, minutes 7 January 1926.

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Surveying Details

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24 February 1975. A small steamship, the SERB, was reported wrecked on Goill Rock, Islay in 55 37 39N, 006 06 21W. It was probably a Clyde puffer.

Report by P L Sellars, 11 February 1975

Hydrographic Office 1995.

(Classified as steel steamship, with cargo of barley: date of loss cited as 4 December 1925). Serb: this vessel sank at the entrance to Lagavoulin [Lagavulin].

Registration: Glasgow. Built 1916. 95grt.

(Location of loss cited as N55 37.65 W6 6.35).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (6 May 2002)

The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, and the loss of this this vessel may have occurred within the area of map sheet NR44SW. Goill Rock is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the 1:50,000 map, but is probably to be identified with one of the rocks or stacks around Iseanach Mor [name: NR 422 455]. This would be consistent with the location suggested by Whittaker, who places the loss 'at the entrance to Lagavoulin'.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 May 2002.

Note (6 April 2010)

(Re-entered at cited location NR c. 404 453 [N55 37.9 W6 7.5]). Per contra the above, a location of loss is tentatively suggested within the area of the rocks and skerries at the entrance (from the S) into Lagavulin Bay.

The nature of the cargo of this vessel suggests that she was heading for Lagavulin Distillery (NR44NW 42.00), which is centred at NR 4043 4572.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 April 2010.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 1866

Name : SERB

Latitude : 553739

Longitude : 60621

Date Built : 1916

Registration : GLASGOW

Type : SS (STEEL)

Tonnage : 95

Tonnage Code : G

Position : Exact Position

Loss Day : 4

Loss Month : 12

Loss Year : 1925

Comment : Sank at the entrance to Lagavoulin.

Cargo : BARLEY

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 003685

Feature Class : Wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 55.62750,-6.10583

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 55.62744,-6.10683

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 7

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : SERB

Type : S PUFFER

Flag : BRITISH

Date Sunk : 05/12/1925

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : None reported

Last Sensor : None reported

Original Detection Year : 1975

Last Detection Year : 1996

Original Source : Other

Last Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **SANK AT THE ENTRANCE TO LAGAULLLIN. CREW ARRIVED SAFELY IN ARDBEG.

Surveying Details : **24.2.75 SMALL STEAMSHIP WRECKED ON GOILL ROCK, ISLAY IN 553739N, 060621W. PROBABLY A CLYDE PUFFER. (P L SELLARS, LTR DTD 11.2.75). NCA.

**8.2.96 GROUNDING POSN GIVEN AS 553738N, 060442W. MAY HAVE BEEN SALVED. (SHIPWRECKS OF THE W COAST OF SCOTLAND, B BAIRD). POSN FOR FILING ONLY.

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 08/04/2005

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