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Alexanders: Bohenuil Trodday, Eilean Trodday, Little Minch

Motor Fishing Vessel (20th Century), Obstruction

Site Name Alexanders: Bohenuil Trodday, Eilean Trodday, Little Minch

Classification Motor Fishing Vessel (20th Century), Obstruction

Alternative Name(s) North Minch; Alexanders

Canmore ID 119395

Site Number NG47NW 8008

NGR NG 43844 78627

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

NG47NW 8008 438 768

N57 43.4 W6 18.2

NLO: Bohenuil Trodday [name: NG 439 784]

Eilean Trodday [name: NG 440 790].

Formerly entered as NG47SW 8326 at cited location NG 4380 7680 [N57 43.4 W6 18.2], and also as NG47SW 8001.

ALEXANDERS. The wreck is scattered over a radius of about 50 metres in depth of about 5 metres. The largest portion stands about 2 metres from the seabed. The diesel engine and propeller shaft dry 2 metres at low water. The seabed is kelp covered boulders. The site may be visited by snorkellers. Diagrams for help in locating her are included in the source.

Source: Butland & Siedlecki, BSAC Wreck Register 1987.

(Location cited as NG 438 786).

G Ridley 1990.

(Classified as wooden M[otor] F[ishing] V[essel]: date of loss cited as 29 January 1974). Alexanders: this vessel stranded on the S side of Trodday.

Registration: Dutch.

(Location of loss cited as N57 43.47 W6 18.17).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location cited by Ridley remains unverified, but is accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 July 2008.

Activities

Loss (29 January 1974)

(Classified as wooden M[otor] F[ishing] V[essel]: date of loss cited as 29 January 1974). Alexanders: this vessel stranded on the S side of Trodday.

Registration: Dutch.

(Location of loss cited as N57 43.47 W6 18.17).

I G Whittaker 1998.

External Reference (1987)

ALEXANDERS. The wreck is scattered over a radius of about 50 metres in depth of about 5 metres. The largest portion stands about 2 metres from the seabed. The diesel engine and propeller shaft dry 2 metres at low water. The seabed is kelp covered boulders. The site may be visited by snorkellers. Diagrams for help in locating her are included in the source.

Source: Butland & Siedlecki, BSAC Wreck Register 1987.

External Reference (1990)

(Location cited as NG 438 786).

G Ridley 1990.

Named Location (Nlo) (18 July 1997)

NLO: Bohenuil Trodday [name: NG 439 784]

Eilean Trodday [name: NG 440 790].

Formerly entered as NG47SW 8326 at cited location NG 4380 7680 [N57 43.4 W6 18.2], and also as NG47SW 8001.

Note (18 July 2008)

The location cited by Ridley remains unverified, but is accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 July 2008.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 762

Name : ALEXANDERS

Latitude : 574328

Longitude : 61810

Registration : DUTCH

Type : MFV (WOOD)

Position : Exact Position

Loss Day : 29

Loss Month : 1

Loss Year : 1974

Comment : Stranded on the south side of Trodday.

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 001922

Feature Class : Obstn

Obstruction Category : Foul ground

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 57.72444,-6.30278

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 57.72411,-6.30386

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Method : Horizontal sextant angle

Position Quality : Precisely known

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 0

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : ALEXANDERS

Type : M FISHING

Flag : BRITISH

Orientation : 0.0

Date Sunk : 29/01/1974

Contact Description : Notable debris

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Last Sensor : Other

Original Detection Year : 1974

Last Detection Year : 1982

Original Source : Other

Last Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **WENT AGROUND ON EILEAN TRODDAY IN A STORM. (LL).

Surveying Details : **H2894/72 20.5.74 TRAWLER LIES ON STBD SIDE, BOWS SOUTH. 222.5DEGS 1500FT FROM EILEAN TRODDAY LT. (HMS HECLA, HN). PLOTS IN 574328N, 061810W APPROX. CHART AS ST. BR STD.

**30.7.76 WK NOT VISIBLE ON ENLARGEMENT OF AIR PHOTOGRAPH OF EILEAN TRODDAY TAKEN BY RAF BRIZE NORTON JUNE 1976.

**H4856/75 15.7.77 NOT VISIBLE EITHER FROM SEAWARD AT HALF MILE RANGE OR FROM THE SHORE. RECOMMEND DELETE. (HMS HECLA, HI 7/76). BR STD.

**H1310/80 ENGINE OF THIS WK WAS OBSERVED DRYING ABOUT 1MTR. NOTHING ELSE VISIBLE FROM SURFACE. BELOW SURFACE IMMEDIATE AREA LITTERED WITH SMALL FRAGMENTS OF WRECKAGE. (J O HALL, 3.10.80). NCA.

**12.1.82 ENGINE & PROPSHAFT DRY ABOUT 2MTRS AT LWS AND LIE AT HEAD OF AN INLET. BROKEN EQUIPMENT & LARGER PIECES OF HULL SCATTERED WITHIN 50MTRS RADIUS. (BSAC WK REGISTER, VOL 4). NCA.

General Comments : PIECES OF HULL SCATTERED WITHIN 50MTR RADIUS

Charting Comments : EXISTING SCALES TOO SMALL

Date Last Amended : 06/02/1999

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