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Fairy: Balmedie Beach, Belhelvie, North Sea

Steamship (20th Century)

Site Name Fairy: Balmedie Beach, Belhelvie, North Sea

Classification Steamship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Belhelvie Sands; 'just North Of Millden Farm'; Millden Links; Aberdeen; Fairy

Canmore ID 117631

Site Number NJ91NE 8004

NGR NJ 974 165

NGR Description NJ c. 974 165

Datum Datum not recorded

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Maritime - Aberdeenshire
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NJ91NE 8004 c. 974 165

N57 14.4 W2 2.6

NLO: Balmedie Beach [name centred NJ 978 175]

Belhelvie [name: NJ 948 175]

Millden Links [name centred NJ 968 158]

Aberdeen [name: NJ 95 05].

Formerly entered as Site no. 8296

(Location cited as NJ 974 165). The wreck of the ship 'Fairy' is exposed on the foreshore at Balmedie Beach (and within the area of the country park). The vessel was wrecked on 26 January 1937.

Information from Aberdeenshire Archaeological Service, October 1996.

NMRS, MS/712/12.

(Classified as steel steamship, with cargo of coal (or possibly sugar pulp): date of loss cited as 26 Jnauary 1937). Fairy: this vessel stranded just North of Millden Farm. Capt. Croxford.

Registration: Kings Lynn. Built 1902. 249grt. Length: 37m. Beam: 7m.

(Location of loss cited as N57 14.33 W2 2.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Millden Farm is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 7 October 2004.

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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 1595

Name : FAIRY

Latitude : 571420

Longitude : 20200

Date Built : 1902

Registration : KINGS LYNN

Type : SS (STEEL)

Tonnage : 249

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 37

Beam : 7

Draught : 3m

Loss Day : 26

Loss Month : 1

Loss Year : 1937

Comment : Stranded just north of Millden Farm. Capt. Croxford

Cargo : COAL (SUGAR PULP?)

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