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Unknown: Scurdie Ness, Montrose, North Sea

Target Craft (20th Century)

Site Name Unknown: Scurdie Ness, Montrose, North Sea

Classification Target Craft (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Montrose Ness; Montroseness; Montrose Harbour Approach

Canmore ID 115634

Site Number NO75NW 8003

NGR NO 733 567

NGR Description NO c. 733 567

Datum Datum not recorded

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO75NW 8003 c. 733 567

N56 42.1 W2 26.3

NLO: Montrose [name: NO 720 572]

Scurdie Ness [name: NO 735 567].

Location formerly entered as NO 7300 5720 [N56 42.3516 W2 26.4618] and NO c. 735 567 [N56 42.1 W2 26].

Large Naval target. Bound from Montrose to unknown destination. Lost 2 Mar 1945, 5.45pm GMT. 20 yards east of Montrose Ness lighthouse, North Sea. Wind north west, force 2. Swell from north east. Cause of wreck, tow rope parted while crossing the bar. No person on board. 'Was being towed by Naval Tug SEAMAN M44 and drifted ashore where it now lies awash at high water. Target, which was built at Montrose, is about 130 feet in length and is constructed of solid timber weighing approximately 300 ton.'

[Contemporary] source: Montrose Ness Lighthouse.

(Location 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.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 July 2003.

Activities

Loss (2 March 1945)

Large Naval target. Bound from Montrose to unknown destination. Lost 2 Mar 1945, 5.45pm GMT. 20 yards east of Montrose Ness lighthouse, North Sea. Wind north west, force 2. Swell from north east. Cause of wreck, tow rope parted while crossing the bar. No person on board. 'Was being towed by Naval Tug SEAMAN M44 and drifted ashore where it now lies awash at high water. Target, which was built at Montrose, is about 130 feet in length and is constructed of solid timber weighing approximately 300 ton.'

[Contemporary] source: Montrose Ness Lighthouse.

Named Location (Nlo) (18 July 2003)

NLO: Montrose [name: NO 720 572]

Scurdie Ness [name: NO 735 567].

Location formerly entered as NO 7300 5720 [N56 42.3516 W2 26.4618] and NO c. 735 567 [N56 42.1 W2 26].

Note (18 July 2003)

(Location 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.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 July 2003.

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