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Nyon: Fast Castle Head, North Sea

Ship (20th Century)

Site Name Nyon: Fast Castle Head, North Sea

Classification Ship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Fastcastle; St Abbs Head; Souter; Fast Castle; Meg Watson's Rock; Nyon (Bow Section)

Canmore ID 119953

Site Number NT87SE 8001

NGR NT 86465 71158

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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

Archaeology Notes

NT87SE 8001 8667 7097

N55 55.9 W2 12.8

NLO: Fast Castle Head [name: NT 860 712].

St Abbs Head [name: NT 911 694].

Activities

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 37

Name : NYON

Latitude : 555554

Longitude : 21248

Registration : SWISS

Type : SS

Tonnage : 5058

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 134

Beam : 17

Draught : 7m

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 17

Loss Month : 11

Loss Year : 1958

Comment : Stranded E of Fastcastle. 3 miles NW of St Abbs Hd. Stern cut off and removed.

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 004221

Feature Class : Wreck

State : DEAD

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 55.93333,-2.21667

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 55.93329,-2.21822

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Previous Position : 55.93333,-2.21667

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 0

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : NYON (BOW SECTION)

Flag : SWISS

Length : 136.2

Beam : 17.7

Draught : 7.6

Tonnage : 5058

Tonnage Type : Gross

Date Sunk : 17/11/1958

Contact Description : Partial wreck

Original Sensor : Other

Last Sensor : Diver Sighting

Original Detection Year : 1958

Last Detection Year : 1974

Original Source : Other

Last Source : Divers

Circumstances of Loss : **RAN AGROUND. (LL & CG SEAHOUSES)

Surveying Details : **H8470/58 12.2.59 ASHORE ON ROCKS 3M NW ST ABB'S HD. STERN HALF SALVED. FORE PART STILL ASHORE & BREAKING UP. POSN 555600N, 021300W APPROX. (LL & CG HOUSES). NCA.

**H2579/62 NYON RE-BUILT 15.6.62 SANK AFTER COLLISION OFF BEACHY HEAD [SEE 20401].

**9.12.74 NYON SAID TO HAVE STRANDED ON THE SHORE AT FASTCASTLE HEAD IN NOV 1961. BOWS REMAIN AS WRECKAGE DRYING AT LW. STERN TOWED AWAY AND NEW BOWS FITTED. SANK AFTER COLLISION 16.6.62 AT BEACHY HD [SEE 20401]. (P BAKER, LTR DTD 3.12.74)

POSITIONS BELOW THIS POINT ARE IN DEGREES, MINUTES AND DECIMALS OF A MINUTE

**HH090/915/01 16.1.02 NOT LOCATED. (GARDLINE, HI 915). AMENDED DEAD. NCA.

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 19/01/2004

Date Position Last Amended : 19/01/2004

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