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Charles: North Berwick, Firth Of Forth

Steamship (20th Century)

Site Name Charles: North Berwick, Firth Of Forth

Classification Steamship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Outer Forth Estuary

Canmore ID 194006

Site Number NT58NE 8002

NGR NT 55 85

NGR Description NT c. 55 85

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Maritime - East Lothian
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NT58NE 8002 c. 55 85

N56 3 W2 43

NLO: North Berwick [name: NT 55 85].

Possibly on map sheet NT58NW.

The Belgian steamer Charles was driven ashore near North Berwick on 26th November 1927. All of the crew were saved, and the vessel was subsequently refloated.

Source: Fife Free Press, 17 December 1927.

The steamer Charles of Antwerp from Bo'ness to Blyth, light, which a fortnight ago was driven on the rocks near North Berwick owing to a breakdown of the steering gear, was refloated on Sunday and towed out off Fidra.

Source: Fife Free Press, 14 January 1928.

The available accounts suggest that no remains of this vessel were left in situ at the location of stranding.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 22 August 2001.


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