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
- Council Aberdeenshire
- Parish Maritime - Aberdeenshire
- Former Region Grampian
- Former District Maritime
- Former County Not Applicable
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.
(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.
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?)