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Chimaera: Scurdie Ness, Montrose, North Sea

Steam Trawler (20th Century)

Site Name Chimaera: Scurdie Ness, Montrose, North Sea

Classification Steam Trawler (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) '200 Yards Exs Of Scurdyness [scurdie Ness] Lighthouse'; Montrose Ness; Montroseness; Montrose Harbour Approach; Chimaera

Canmore ID 115628

Site Number NO75NW 8001

NGR NO 733 567

NGR Description NO c. 733 567

Datum Datum not recorded

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  • Council Angus
  • Parish Maritime - Angus
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NO75NW 8001 c. 733 567

N56 42.1 W2 26.3

NLO: Montrose [name: NO 720 572]

Scurdie Ness [name: NO 735 567].

Formerly also entered as NO75NW 8070 at cited location NO c. 734 566 [N56 42 W2 26.1].

Location formerly entered as NO 7340 5680 [N56 42.374 W2 26.0676] and NO c. 735 567 [N56 42.1 W2 26].

Steam trawler - name not stated - 107 ton, of Grimsby, master R. Souter. Bound from Moray Firth to Montrose. Lost 18 Dec 1928, 5.40am. Montrose Ness, close up to Lighthouse. Wind westerly, light. Cause of wreck, breakdown of steering gear. Crew 8, all saved.

[Contemporary] source: Montrose Ness Lighthouse.

(Classified as steel, steam drifter: date of loss cited as 18 December 1928). Chimaera: [this vessel was] wrecked 200 yards ExS of Scurdyness [Scurdie Ness] Lighthouse.

Registration: Grimsby. Built 1907. 107grt. Length: 27m. Beam: 6m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 42.00 W2 26.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

(Location of loss entered as NO c. 733 567 [N56 42.1 W2 26.3]). The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. This vessel apparently stranded on the rocks around the base of Montroseness (Scurdie Ness) Lighthouse (NO75NW 48), which is at NO 73322 56758.

Montrose Ness is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but is to be equated with Scurdie Ness.

The location of loss cited by Whittaker differs from that cited in the primary account; the latter is preferred.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 July 2003.

Activities

Loss (18 December 1928)

Steam trawler - name not stated - 107 ton, of Grimsby, master R. Souter. Bound from Moray Firth to Montrose. Lost 18 Dec 1928, 5.40am. Montrose Ness, close up to Lighthouse. Wind westerly, light. Cause of wreck, breakdown of steering gear. Crew 8, all saved.

[Contemporary] source: Montrose Ness Lighthouse.

(Classified as steel, steam drifter: date of loss cited as 18 December 1928). Chimaera: [this vessel was] wrecked 200 yards ExS of Scurdyness [Scurdie Ness] Lighthouse.

Registration: Grimsby. Built 1907. 107grt. Length: 27m. Beam: 6m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 42.00 W2 26.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Named Location (Nlo) (18 July 2003)

NLO: Montrose [name: NO 720 572]

Scurdie Ness [name: NO 735 567].

Formerly also entered as NO75NW 8070 at cited location NO c. 734 566 [N56 42 W2 26.1].

Location formerly entered as NO 7340 5680 [N56 42.374 W2 26.0676] and NO c. 735 567 [N56 42.1 W2 26].

Note (18 July 2003)

(Location of loss entered as NO c. 733 567 [N56 42.1 W2 26.3]). The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. This vessel apparently stranded on the rocks around the base of Montroseness (Scurdie Ness) Lighthouse (NO75NW 48), which is at NO 73322 56758.

Montrose Ness is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but is to be equated with Scurdie Ness.

The location of loss cited by Whittaker differs from that cited in the primary account; the latter is preferred.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 July 2003.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 13113

Name : CHIMAERA

Latitude : 564200

Longitude : 22600

Date Built : 1907

Registration : GRIMSBY

Type : STEAM DRIFTER(STEEL)

Tonnage : 107

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 27

Beam : 6

Draught : 3m

Loss Day : 18

Loss Month : 12

Loss Year : 1928

Comment : Wrecked 200 yards ExS of Scurdyness LT.

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