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Corsair: Stonehaven Harbour, Stonehaven Bay, North Sea

Steamship (19th Century)

Site Name Corsair: Stonehaven Harbour, Stonehaven Bay, North Sea

Classification Steamship (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Stonehaven North Harbour; Stonehaven Beach; Corsair

Canmore ID 198593

Site Number NO88NE 8027

NGR NO 877 854

NGR Description NO c. 877 854

Datum Datum not recorded

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Maritime - Aberdeenshire
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NO88NE 8027 c. 877 854

N56 57.6 W2 12.2

NLO: Stonehaven [name: NO 875 858]

Stonehaven Bay [name centred NO 880 862].

Location formerly entered as NO c. 88 85 [N56 57 W2 12], NO c. 876 858 [N56 57.8 W2 12.3], and NO c. 879 854 [N56 57.6 W2 12.00].

Stonehaven, March 4, 8.34 a.m., at 5.15 a.m. the screw steamer CORSAIR, Alloa, broke moorings, and drove on shore in [the] North Harbour: gale continues vessel will become total wreck: crew safe.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 20,859, London, Saturday March 5 1881.

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 5098).

(Location of loss cited as 'Stonehaven, Beach').

R Larn and B Larn 1998.

(Classified as iron steamship: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as March 1881). This vessel was wrecked at Stonehaven harbour.

Registration: Alloa. Built 1867. 54grt. Length: 19m. Beam: 6m.

(Location cited as N56 58.00 W2 11.75).

I G Whittaker 1998.

(Location entered as NO c. 879 854 [N56 57.6 W2 12.00]). The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative, being derived from the information that is contained in the primary account of the loss. Stonehaven Harbour (NO88NE 56.00) is centred at NO 87764 85415, and the North Harbour is presumably the semi-enclosed tidal area that is centred at NO 8788 8545.

'Stonehaven beach' presumably refers to the small area of sandy beach to the N of the harbour, around NO 876 858.

The date that is cited in the primary account of the loss is accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 10 October 2001.

Activities

Loss (4 March 1881)

Stonehaven, March 4, 8.34 a.m., at 5.15 a.m. the screw steamer CORSAIR, Alloa, broke moorings, and drove on shore in [the] North Harbour: gale continues vessel will become total wreck: crew safe.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 20,859, London, Saturday March 5 1881.

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 5098).

(Location of loss cited as 'Stonehaven, Beach').

R Larn and B Larn 1998.

(Classified as iron steamship: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as March 1881). This vessel was wrecked at Stonehaven harbour.

Registration: Alloa. Built 1867. 54grt. Length: 19m. Beam: 6m.

(Location cited as N56 58.00 W2 11.75).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Named Location (Nlo) (10 October 2001)

NLO: Stonehaven [name: NO 875 858]

Stonehaven Bay [name centred NO 880 862].

Location formerly entered as NO c. 88 85 [N56 57 W2 12] and NO c. 876 858 [N56 57.8 W2 12.3].

Note (10 October 2001)

(Location entered as NO c. 879 854 [N56 57.6 W2 12.00]). The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative, being derived from the information that is contained in the primary account of the loss. Stonehaven Harbour (NO88NE 56.00) is centred at NO 87764 85415, and the North Harbour is presumably the semi-enclosed tidal area that is centred at NO 8788 8545.

'Stonehaven beach' presumably refers to the small area of sandy beach to the N of the harbour, around NO 876 858.

The date that is cited in the primary account of the loss is accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 10 October 2001.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 6568

Name : CORSAIR

Latitude : 565800

Longitude : 21145

Date Built : 1867

Registration : ALLOA

Type : SS (IRON)

Tonnage : 54

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 19

Beam : 6

Draught : 2m

Loss Month : 3

Loss Year : 1881

Comment : Wrecked at Stonehaven Harbour.

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