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Abertay: Inch Garvie, Firth Of Forth

Steamship (19th Century)

Site Name Abertay: Inch Garvie, Firth Of Forth

Classification Steamship (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'On The West Side Of Inchgarvie'; Middle Forth Estuary; Abertay

Canmore ID 120199

Site Number NT17NW 8020

NGR NT 135 795

NGR Description NT c. 135 795

Datum Datum not recorded

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Maritime - Edinburgh, City Of
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NT17NW 8020 c. 135 795

N56 0 W3 23.2

NLO: Inch Garvie [name: NT 137 795]

Forth Bridge [name: NT 135 795].

Formerly entered as NT18SE 8008 at cited location NT 1564 8114 [N56 0.9 W3 21.2] and also as NT17NE 8009.

10 October 1892. ABERTAY. 4 years of Grangemouth. Lloyds +100A1. Survey 8/92. Steel steamship. 635 ton. 16 men. Master J. Logan. Owner A.T. Mackay, Grangemouth. Grangemouth to Rostock. Coal. Collided HMS IRON DUKE. Wind 2. Near the Forth Bridge.

Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1892-93 (1894 [C.7324] LXXVI.505).

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 1312).

(Classified as steel steamship, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 10 October 1892). Abertay: this vessel was in collision and then sank on the West side of Inchgarvie [Inch Garvie] (IRON DUKE). Capt. Logan.

Registration: Grangemouth. Built 1888. 1021 grt. Length: 67m. Beam: 10m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 0.03 W3 23.23).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Inch Garvie island lies E-W, and the collision may have occurred almost immediately under the Forth [Rail] Bridge (NT17NW 70), which opened in 1890. A location around NT 135 795 may be suggested. The location of this loss may lie within the quasi-administrative areas designated as Maritime - West Lothian or Maritime - Fife.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 November 2003.

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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 2988

Name : ABERTAY

Latitude : 560002

Longitude : 32314

Date Built : 1888

Registration : GRANGEMOUTH

Type : SS (STEEL)

Tonnage : 1021

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 67

Beam : 10

Draught : 4m

Position : Exact Position

Loss Day : 10

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1892

Comment : Collision and then sank on W side Inchgarvie (IRON DUKE). Capt. Logan

Cargo : COAL

External Reference (20 October 2014)

The Abertay was refloated and sold. It was lost off Cornwall in 1912.

Information from Serena Cant, English Heritage, 20th October 2014

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