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Nevada Ii: Rubha Mor, Coll, Sea Of The Hebrides

Steamship (20th Century)

Site Name Nevada Ii: Rubha Mor, Coll, Sea Of The Hebrides

Classification Steamship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Nevada '40; Rovuma; Cairns Of Coll Lighthouse; Nevada Ii; Nevada Ii (Ex. Rovuma)

Canmore ID 102559

Site Number NM26SE 8001

NGR NM 25067 64358

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Coll
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM26SE 8001 2506 6436

N56 41.4 W6 29.45

NLO: Rubha Mor [name: NM 249 644]

Cairns of Coll [name: NM 288 665]

Coll [name centred NM 20 57].

Formerly entered as NM26NE 8001at cited NGR NM 2513 6541.

See also NM26SW 8001.

Horizontal Datum = OGB

General water depth = 15

Circumstances of Loss Details

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The NEVADA II ran aground en-route to Bathurst carrying government stores and a small amount of commercial cargo.

Sources: Ministry of Transport, and letter from D J Jones.

Surveying Details

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14 September 1967. The Ministry of Transport now own the hull. Part of the cargo was salved.

Reports from Ministry of Transport, and letter from D J Jones, 4 July 1969.

The wreck lies on the NE side of the Rubba Mor peninsular, parallel to the shore, and between the shore and a reef. The reef is visible at low water and lies 76.2 metres offshore near the NW tip of the peninsula, merging with coastline about 275 metres to the east. The bows of ship face east and lie in approx 3 metres of water at low water. The stern, being in 15.2 metres. The wreck has been broken by sea action and some salvage work, but the hull is still in one piece. At low water, the staunchions or deck supports project 0.6 metres from water, from the forward part of ship. The wreck was salvaged 1942-43. It was cut down to the waterline and some cargo was removed. In 1957, the propellor was removed. In 1968-69, various non-ferrous fittings were removed.

Report from C J Oldfield dated 26 June 1969.

29 April 1970. Salvage work was reported during the winter of 1968/69 by Mr J Brooks.

3 September 1980. The hull is reported now to be completely collapsed and that no part which break the water surface at low water springs. The highest part of the wreck stands about 3 metres above the general seabed depth of 15.2 metres.

Report by I D Slade, 21 August 1980.

25 November 1983. The reported position of 56 41 24N, 006 29 27W is accurate to a few seconds of arc. Otherwise the general information above is correct.

Report by C Michael, 4 November 1983.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

(Classified as steamship, with cargo of government store[s]: former name cited as Rovuma, and date of loss as 19 July 1942). Nevada II: this vessel stranded on the NE side of the Rubha Mor Peninsular [peninsula].

Registration: British. Built 1918. 5693grt. Length: 126m. Beam: 17m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 41.4 W6 29.45).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Material reported under RoW amnesty (2001):

A1009 1 coal fragment (pebble): from seabed

A3630 1 porthole: from seabed.

NMRS, MS/829/35.

(Renumbered as NM26SE 8001 and NGR re-calculated as NM 2506 6436). The NGR (NM 2513 6541) formerly cited for this wreck was evidently incorrect, being at variance with both the cited latitude and longitude and the published description.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 12 March 2002.

P Moir and I Crawford 1994.

Activities

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 629

Name : NEVADA II (EX. ROVUMA)

Latitude : 564124

Longitude : 62927

Date Built : 1918

Registration : BRITISH

Type : SS (STEEL)

Tonnage : 5693

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 126

Beam : 17

Draught : 8m

Position : Exact Position

Loss Day : 19

Loss Month : 7

Loss Year : 1942

Comment : Stranded NE side of Rubha Mor Peninsular

Cargo : GOVERNMENT STORE

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 002664

Feature Class : Wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 56.69000,-6.49083

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 56.68979,-6.49183

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Previous Position : 56.67945,-6.52000

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 15

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : NEVADA II

Type : SS

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 128.0

Beam : 17.1

Draught : 8.5

Tonnage : 5693

Tonnage Type : Gross

Cargo : GOVERNMENT STORES & GENERAL

Date Sunk : 19/07/1942

Bottom Texture : Rock

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Original Detection Year : 1942

Original Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **EX-NEVADA '40, EX-ROVUMA. BUILT IN 1918 BY BREMER VULKAN, VEGESACK. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY THE MINISTRY OF WAR TRANSPORT. FOUR BOILERS, QUADRUPLE EXPANSION ENGINE OF 386 NHP, SINGLE SHAFT. PASSAGE LONDON FOR BATHURST. DROVE ASHORE IN DENSE FOG. (SIBI).

Surveying Details : **14.9.67 ST PA IN 564124N, 062930E [OGB]. MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT NOW OWN THE HULL. PART OF CARGO SALVED. (M OF T & D J JONES). NE'S 2515, 3674.

**H1245/69 4.7.69 THE WK LIES ON THE NE SIDE OF THE RUBBA MOR PENINSULA, PARALLEL TO THE SHORE & BETWEEN THE SHORE & A REEF. THE REEF IS VISIBLE AT LOW WATER & LIES 250FT OFFSHORE NEAR NW TIP OF PENINSULAR, MERGING WITH COASTLINE ABOUT 300YDS TO THE EAST. BOWS OF SHIP FACE EAST & LIE IN APPROX 10FT OF WATER AT LOW WATER. THE STERN BEING IN 50FT. WK HAS BEEN BROKEN BY SEA ACTION & SOME SALVAGE WORK, BUT HULL IS STILL IN ONE PIECE. AT LOW WATER STAUNCHIONS OR DECK SUPPORTS PROJECT 2FT FROM WATER FROM FORWARD PART OF SHIP. SALVAGE 1942-43: CUT DOWN TO WATERLINE & SOME CARGO REMOVED; 1957: PROPELLOR REMOVED; 1968-69 NON-FERROUS FITTINGS REMOVED. (C J OLDFIELD, 26.6.69).

**H1249/70 29.4.70 SALVAGE WORK REPD WINTER 1968/69 BY MR J.BROOKS, STRATFORD, LONDON.

**H1310/80 & H1270/80 3.9.80 HULL REPORTED NOW TO BE COMPLETELY COLLAPSED AND THAT NO PART BREAKS WATER AT LWS. HIGHEST PART OF WK STANDS ABOUT 10FT ABOVE GEN SEABED DEPTH OF 50FT. (I D SLADE, 21.8.80). DELETE. NE'S 2722, 2171, 1796.

**H1310/83/43 25.11.83 REPD POSN 564124N, 062927E [OGB]. OTHERWISE GENERAL INFORMATION ABOVE CORRECT. (C MICHAEL, 4.11.83). POSN FOR FILING ONLY. NCA.

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

**HH091/297/01 11.12.09 NOT LOCATED. UNABLE TO SURVEY CLOSE INSHORE. (NETSURVEY, HI 1297). NCA.

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 08/02/2005

Date Position Last Amended : 07/12/1983

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