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Bermuda: Rubh Dhubhard, Eddrachillis Bay, Atlantic

Passenger Vessel (20th Century), Steamship (20th Century)

Site Name Bermuda: Rubh Dhubhard, Eddrachillis Bay, Atlantic

Classification Passenger Vessel (20th Century), Steamship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Eddrachilles Bay; Stoer Head; Enard; Handa; Point Of Stoer; 'on The Skerries Ne Of Drumbeg'; Bermuda

Canmore ID 103010

Site Number NC13SW 8001

NGR NC 12689 33464

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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

Archaeology Notes

NC13SW 8001 1269 3346

N58 15.01 W5 11.53

NLO: Sound of Handa [name centred NC 151 475]

Handa Island [name centred NC 136 481]

Rubh' Dubhard [name: NB 133 337]

Eddrachillis Bay [name centred NB 133 365]

Point of Stoer [name: NC 022 356]

Drumbeg [name: NC 124 325].

Formerly entered as NC13SW 8455.

For possibly-associated salvage vessel, see NC13SW 8002.

BERMUDA, wreckage is visible ashore below the headland of Croc an Sean Eoin. The main part of the wreck is in 3 large pieces of which the stern is recogniseable, as is a 12' diameter propeller. It lies in depths of 12 metres on a bottom of sand, rock and kelp.

Source: Butland & Siedlecki, BSAC Wreck Register 1987.

Horizontal Datum = OGB

General water depth = 12

Circumstances of Loss Details

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The BERMUDA was burnt out at Belfast on 19 November 1931. It was purchased by Metal Industries Ltd and left Belfast on 27 April 1933 on tow for Rosyth to be broken up. The vessel broke its tow and drifted ashore at Eddrachillis Bay where she became a total loss.

Source: Lloyds.

Surveying Details

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1933. The wreck's position is given as 58 15 03N, 005 11 30W or bearing 187 degrees and 694 metres from Eilean Leah.

Report by HMS BEAUFORT.

15 January 1982. The wreck is still visible lying in 12 metres of water. Three large pieces remain after extensive salvage. The stern is recognisable, and the steel propellor remains.

Source: BSAC Wreck Register, vol 4.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

(Classified as hulk, former screw steamship: date of loss cited as 30 April 1933). Bermuda: this vessel broke adrift while under tow, hit Handa [Island], and was then wrecked on the skerries NE of Drumbeg.

Registration: British. Bult 1927. 19086 grt. Length: 158m. Beam: 22m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 15.02 W5 11.53).

I G Whittaker 1998.

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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 24

Name : BERMUDA

Latitude : 581501

Longitude : 51132

Date Built : 1927

Registration : BRITISH

Type : HULK (EX. SS(S))

Tonnage : 19086

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 158

Beam : 22

Draught : 13m

Position : Exact Position

Loss Day : 30

Loss Month : 4

Loss Year : 1933

Comment : On tow, broke adrift, hit Handa and then wrecked on the skerries NE of Drumbeg

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 000794

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Wreck showing any portion of hull or superstructure

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 58.25028,-5.19222

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 58.24989,-5.19349

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Method : Compass Bearing and Radar Range

Position Quality : Precisely known

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 12

Vertical Datum : Mean Low Water Springs

Name : BERMUDA

Type : M PASSENGER VESSEL

Flag : BERMUDA

Length : 160.3

Beam : 22.6

Draught : 13.7

Tonnage : 19086

Tonnage Type : Gross

Date Sunk : 30/04/1933

Bottom Texture : Sand

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Observed Sinking

Last Sensor : Video Sensor

Original Detection Year : 1933

Last Detection Year : 1982

Original Source : Other

Last Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **BUILT IN 1927 BY WORKMAN CLARK OF BELFAST. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY THE BERMUDA & WEST INDIES SS CO. WAS BURNT OUT AT BELFAST ON 19.11.31. PURCHASED BY METAL INDUSTRIES LTD AND LEFT BELFAST ON 27.4.33 IN TOW FOR ROSYTH TO BE

BROKEN UP. BROKE TOW AND DRIFTED ASHORE. BECAME A TOTAL LOSS.

Surveying Details : **H3973/33 POSN 581503N, 051130W [OGB], OR 187DEGS, 3.75C FROM EILEAN LEAH. (HMS BEAUFORT, HN). INS AS STF (HT 40FT).

**H5930/56 27.9.56 AMEND TO ST. (AUTHORITY NOT STATED) NC 1794.

**15.1.82 STILL VISIBLE. LYING IN 12MTRS. THREE LARGE PIECES REMAIN AFTER EXTENSIVE SALVAGE. STERN RECOGNISABLE. STEEL PROPELLOR REMAINS. (BSAC WK REGISTER, VOL 4).

General Comments : IN THREE PARTS

Chart Symbol : ST

Date Last Amended : 20/03/2001

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