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No. 4 Hopper: Methil Breakwater, Largo Bay, Firth Of Forth

Dredger (20th Century)

Site Name No. 4 Hopper: Methil Breakwater, Largo Bay, Firth Of Forth

Classification Dredger (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Outside [the] Sea Wall, Methil'; Methil Docks; Outer Forth Estuary; No. 4 Hopper

Canmore ID 120231

Site Number NT39NE 8006

NGR NT 370 991

NGR Description NT c. 370 991

Datum Datum not recorded

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  • Council Fife
  • Parish Maritime - Fife
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NT39NE 8006 c. 370 991

N56 10.8 W3 1.0

NLO: Methil [name: NT 37 99]

Largo Bay [name centred NO 42 01].

See also NT39NE 8001.

Formerly entered as NT39NE 8183 at cited location NT 3706 9911 [N56 10.8 W3 0.8].

(Classified as iron steam dredger, in ballast: date of loss cited as 7 December 1908). No. 4 Hopper: this vessel stranded outside [the] sea wall, Methil.

Registration: Cork. Built 1871. 265grt. Length: 40m. Beam: 7m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 10.83 W3 0.50).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The breakwater (NT39NE 11.02) at Methil Docks extends from NT 37520 98972 to NT c. 37739 99467.

This may be the vessel that is entered as NT39NE 8001.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 1 October 2010.

Activities

Loss (7 December 1908)

(Classified as iron steam dredger, in ballast: date of loss cited as 7 December 1908). No. 4 Hopper: this vessel stranded outside [the] sea wall, Methil.

Registration: Cork. Built 1871. 265grt. Length: 40m. Beam: 7m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 10.83 W3 0.50).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (1 October 2010)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The breakwater (NT39NE 11.02) at Methil Docks extends from NT 37520 98972 to NT c. 37739 99467.

This may be the vessel that is entered as NT39NE 8001.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 1 October 2010.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 2711

Name : NO. 4 HOPPER

Latitude : 561050

Longitude : 30030

Date Built : 1871

Registration : CORK

Type : STEAM DREDGER (IRON)

Tonnage : 265

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 40

Beam : 7

Draught : 3m

Loss Day : 7

Loss Month : 12

Loss Year : 1908

Comment : Stranded outside sea wall, Methil.

Cargo : BALLAST

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