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Bear: St Abbs Head, North Sea

Steamship (19th Century)

Site Name Bear: St Abbs Head, North Sea

Classification Steamship (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Firth Of Forth; Bear

Canmore ID 119939

Site Number NT96NW 8003

NGR NT 92187 69961

NGR Description NT c. 916 694

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/119939

Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Maritime - Scottish Borders, The
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NT96NW 8003 c. 916 694

N55 55.1 W2 8

Location formerly cited as NT 9166 6947 [N55 55.1 W2 8].

NLO: St Abbs Head [name: NT 911 694].

11 January 1891. BEAR. 13 years, of Middlesboro'. Lloyds 100 A1. Survey 11/90. 362 ton. 14 men. Master J. Hawrie. Owner J. Watson and Co., Glasgow. Eston, River Tees to Grangemouth. Pig iron. Collided steamship BRITANNIA of Leith. 12 dead. Wind WSW5. About 2 miles off St. Abb's Head.

Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and [record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 1483).

(Classified as iron steamship, with cargo of pig iron: date of loss cited as 11 January 1891). This vessel was in collision and sank 2 miles off St Abbs Head.

I G Whittaker 1998.

Activities

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 424

Name : BEAR

Latitude : 555600

Longitude : 20500

Date Built : 1878

Registration : GRANGEMOUTH

Type : SS (IRON)

Tonnage : 598

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 53

Beam : 8

Draught : 4m

Loss Day : 11

Loss Month : 1

Loss Year : 1891

Comment : Collision and sunk 2 miles off St Abbs Head (BRITTANIA). Capt. Hawric

Cargo : PIG IRON

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 004220

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Non-dangerous wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 55.92267,-2.12660

Horizontal Datum : ETRS 1989

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 55.92267,-2.12660

WGS84 Origin : Original

Previous Position : 55.93333,-2.15000

Position Method : Differential Global Positioning System

Position Quality : Surveyed

Position Accuracy : 13.0

Depth : 63.0

Depth Method : Found by echo-sounder

Depth Quality : Least depth known

Water Depth : 69

Water Level Effect : Always under water/submerged

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : BEAR

Type : SS

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 53.1

Beam : 7.8

Draught : 4.3

Sonar Length : 53.0

Sonar Width : 8.0

Shadow Height : 5.6

Orientation : 131.0

Tonnage : 593

Tonnage Type : Gross

Cargo : CAST IRON PIGS

Date Sunk : 11/01/1891

Bottom Texture : Sand

Magnetic Anomaly : Moderate

Sonar Signal Strength : Strong

Scour Depth : 0.5

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