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Storm King: Scurdie Ness, Montrose, North Sea

Steam Tug (19th Century)

Site Name Storm King: Scurdie Ness, Montrose, North Sea

Classification Steam Tug (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Scurdieness; Scurdyness Lighthouse; Scordyness; Montrose Ness; Montroseness; Montrose Harbour Approach; Storm King

Canmore ID 199000

Site Number NO75NW 8055

NGR NO 733 567

NGR Description NO c. 733 567

Datum Datum not recorded

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Maritime - Angus
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NO75NW 8055 c. 733 567

N56 42.1 W2 26.3

NLO: Montrose [name: NO 720 572]

Scurdie Ness [name: NO 735 567].

Location formerly entered as NO c. 73 55 [N56 41 W2 26].

Possibly on map sheet NO75SW.

10 October 1884, STORM KING, 18 yrs old, registered Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, wooden steam tug, 10 tons, 4 crew, Master S. L. Duncan, Owner J. Batey, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Departed Montrose for towing, in ballast. 2 lives lost. Wind N5. Stranded near Scordyness (Scurdie Ness) Lighthouse, Forfarshire.

Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1884-85 (1887 [C.5094] LXXIV.247).

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 1847).

(Classified as wooden steam tug, in ballast: date of loss cited as 10 October 1884). Storm King: [this vessel] stranded near Scurdyness [Scurdie Ness] Lighthouse (NO75NW 44.00). Capt. Duncan.

Registration: Newcastle. Built 1866. 10 tons [unspecified].

(Location of loss cited as N56 42.00 W2 26.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

(Location re-entered as NO c. 733 567 [N56 42.1 W2 26.3]). The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. Montroseness (Scurdie Ness) Lighthouse (NO75NW 48) is at NO 73322 56758.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The prominent rocky headland of Scurdie Ness is also known as Montrose Ness or Montroseness. It situated on the S side of the lengthy approach (from the E) to Montrose Harbour or the Port of Montrose (NO75NW 44.00).

The loss of this vessel may have occurred within the area of map sheet NO75SW.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 10 December 2003.

Activities

Loss (10 October 1884)

10 October 1884, STORM KING, 18 yrs old, registered Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, wooden steam tug, 10 tons, 4 crew, Master S. L. Duncan, Owner J. Batey, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Departed Montrose for towing, in ballast. 2 lives lost. Wind N5. Stranded near Scordyness (Scurdie Ness) Lighthouse, Forfarshire.

Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1884-85 (1887 [C.5094] LXXIV.247).

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 1847).

(Classified as wooden steam tug, in ballast: date of loss cited as 10 October 1884). Storm King: [this vessel] stranded near Scurdyness [Scurdie Ness] Lighthouse (NO75NW 44.00). Capt. Duncan.

Registration: Newcastle. Built 1866. 10 tons [unspecified].

(Location of loss cited as N56 42.00 W2 26.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Named Location (Nlo) (10 December 2003)

NLO: Montrose [name: NO 720 572]

Scurdie Ness [name: NO 735 567].

Location formerly entered as NO c. 73 55 [N56 41 W2 26].

Possibly on map sheet NO75SW.

Note (10 December 2003)

(Location re-entered as NO c. 733 567 [N56 42.1 W2 26.3]). The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. Montroseness (Scurdie Ness) Lighthouse (NO75NW 48) is at NO 73322 56758.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The prominent rocky headland of Scurdie Ness is also known as Montrose Ness or Montroseness. It situated on the S side of the lengthy approach (from the E) to Montrose Harbour or the Port of Montrose (NO75NW 44.00).

The loss of this vessel may have occurred within the area of map sheet NO75SW.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 10 December 2003.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 1109

Name : STORM KING

Latitude : 564200

Longitude : 22600

Date Built : 1866

Registration : NEWCASTLE

Type : STEAM TUG (WOOD)

Tonnage : 10

Loss Day : 10

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1884

Comment : Stranded near Scurdyness Lighthouse. Capt. Duncan

Cargo : BALLAST

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