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Hms Bayano: North Channel

Armed Merchant Cruiser (20th Century), Cruiser

Site Name Hms Bayano: North Channel

Classification Armed Merchant Cruiser (20th Century), Cruiser

Alternative Name(s) Hm Amc Bayono; Rhyns Of Galloway; Rhinns Of Galloway; Corsewall Point; Irish Sea; Hms Bayano

Canmore ID 102639

Site Number NW87NW 8004

NGR NW 80684 78293

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/102639

Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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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

NW87NW 8004 8068 7829

N55 3.0333 W5 26.0333

NLO: Corsewall Point [name: NW 980 728].

Formerly entered as Site no. 9269 and classified as Armed Merchant Cruiser.

Quality of fix = PA

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Circumstances of Loss Details

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HMS BAYANO was torpedoed by U27 without warning, whilst en route from Glasgow to Liverpool. It sank very quickly with loss of 195 officers and ratings.

Sources: Dictionary of Disasters at Sea, Glasgow Herald 13 March 1915.

Surveying Details

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20 September 1972. The vessel sank 10 miles NW by W from Corsewall Point.

Source: Dictionary of Disasters at Sea Vol 1.

The site was not found during HMS FOX's survey in 1972. It could possibly be the wreck at 55 03 17N, 005 26 10W.

8 November 1982. A wreck is shown at decca red f 13.38, purple e 53.98, north brit chain. The conversion gives 55 03 04N, 005 26 32W.

Source: Kingfisher trawling plots a - plot 7, 1982.

23 October 1987. The vessel sank quickly about 6 miles NNW of Corsewall Point according to a report in Wigtown Free Press, dated 18 March 1915.

Letter from G Jones.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

(Classified as HM AMC [Armed Merchant Cruiser]: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 11 March 1915). HMS Bayano: this vessel was torpedoed by U-27 10 miles NWxW (NWxN?) of Corsewall Point. Capt. Carr.

Registration: London: Built 1913. 5984grt. Length: 125m. Beam: 16m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 3.03 W5 26.03).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location cited apparently remains unverified, but is tentatively accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 19 June 2007.

Activities

Loss (11 March 1915)

(Classified as HM AMC [Armed Merchant Cruiser]: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 11 March 1915). HMS Bayano: this vessel was torpedoed by U-27 10 miles NWxW (NWxN?) of Corsewall Point. Capt. Carr.

Registration: London: Built 1913. 5984grt. Length: 125m. Beam: 16m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 3.03 W5 26.03).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (19 June 2007)

The location cited apparently remains unverified, but is tentatively accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 19 June 2007.

Evidence Of Loss (8 November 1982)

Quality of fix = PA

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Circumstances of Loss Details

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HMS BAYANO was torpedoed by U27 without warning, whilst en route from Glasgow to Liverpool. It sank very quickly with loss of 195 officers and ratings.

Sources: Dictionary of Disasters at Sea, Glasgow Herald 13 March 1915.

Surveying Details

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20 September 1972. The vessel sank 10 miles NW by W from Corsewall Point.

Source: Dictionary of Disasters at Sea Vol 1.

The site was not found during HMS FOX's survey in 1972. It could possibly be the wreck at 55 03 17N, 005 26 10W.

8 November 1982. A wreck is shown at decca red f 13.38, purple e 53.98, north brit chain. The conversion gives 55 03 04N, 005 26 32W.

Source: Kingfisher trawling plots a - plot 7, 1982.

23 October 1987. The vessel sank quickly about 6 miles NNW of Corsewall Point according to a report in Wigtown Free Press, dated 18 March 1915.

Letter from G Jones.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 003821

Feature Class : Wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 55.05056,-5.43389

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 55.05058,-5.43496

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 102

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : HMS BAYANO

Type : AUXILIARY CRUISER

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 127.1

Beam : 16.2

Draught : 9.1

Tonnage : 5948

Tonnage Type : Gross

Date Sunk : 11/03/1915

Bottom Texture : Sand

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Last Sensor : None reported

Original Detection Year : 1915

Last Detection Year : 1982

Original Source : Other

Last Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **BUILT IN 1913 BY A STEPHEN & SON, GLASGOW. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY ELDERS & FYFFES LTD. FOUR BOILERS, TWO TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINES FOR 584 NHP, TWIN SHAFT. 2 X 6 INCH GUNS. HIRED FROM 21.11.14 AND CONVERTED INTO AN ARMED MERCHANT CRUISER. PASSAGE GLASGOW FOR LIVERPOOL. TORPEDOED BY U-27 AND SANK VERY QUICKLY. 195 OFFICERS & RATINGS LOST. (SIBI, DODS & GLASGOW HERALD 13.3.15).

Surveying Details : **NO PREVIOUS RECORD.

**20.9.72 SINKING POSN GIVEN AS 550302N, 052606W, 10M NW BY W FROM CORSEWALL PT. (DODS).

**[NO DATE] NOT FOUND DURING HMS FOX SURVEY IN 1972. COULD POSSIBLY BE WRECK IN 550317N, 052610W.

**H5982/82 8.11.82 WK SHOWN IN 550304N, 052632W [OGB] ON KINGFISHER TRAWLING PLOTS A - PLOT 7 [1982]. FOR FILING ONLY. NCA.

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 21/04/2005

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 121

Name : HMS BAYANO

Latitude : 550302

Longitude : 52602

Date Built : 1913

Registration : LONDON

Type : HM AMC

Tonnage : 5948

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 125

Beam : 16

Draught : 9m

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 11

Loss Month : 3

Loss Year : 1915

Comment : Torpedoed by U-27 10 miles NWxW (NWxN ?) of Corsewall Pt. Capt. Carr

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