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Oxford Eight: Stonehaven Harbour Entrance, Stonehaven Bay, North Sea

Ketch (19th Century)

Site Name Oxford Eight: Stonehaven Harbour Entrance, Stonehaven Bay, North Sea

Classification Ketch (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Oxford Eigat; Oxford Eight

Canmore ID 199774

Site Number NO88NE 8011

NGR NO 879 854

NGR Description NO c. 879 854

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 8011 c. 879 854

N56 57.6 W2 11.9

NLO: Stonehaven [name: NO 878 855]

Stonehaven Bay [name centred NO 880 862].

5 May 1898 OXFORD EIGAT [EIGHT], 28 years, of Scarborough, wood ketch, 70 ton, 4 men. Master J. Lamb. Owner C. Wilkinson and others, Sunderland. Bridgeness to Stonehaven. Coal. Wind NW2. Entrance to Stonehaven Harbour, Kincardineshire.

Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1897-98 (1899 [C.9384] LXXXVII.409).

NMRS, MS/829/67 (no. 835).

(Classified as wooden ketch, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 5 May 1898). Oxford Eight: [this vessel] stranded [at the] entrance to Stonehaven harbour. Capt. Lamb.

Registration: Scarborough. Built 1870. 70 tons [unspecified].

(Location of loss cited as N56 57.67 W2 11.75).

I G Whittaker 1998.

(Location entered as NO c. 879 854 [N56 57.60 W2 11.90]). The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Stonehaven Harbour (NO88NE 56.00) is centred at NO 87764 85415. Its entrance is ill defined.

The remains of the vessel were presumably removed without delay from this constrained location.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 23 October 2001.

Activities

Loss (5 May 1898)

5 May 1898 OXFORD EIGAT [EIGHT], 28 years, of Scarborough, wood ketch, 70 ton, 4 men. Master J. Lamb. Owner C. Wilkinson and others, Sunderland. Bridgeness to Stonehaven. Coal. Wind NW2. Entrance to Stonehaven Harbour, Kincardineshire.

Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1897-98 (1899 [C.9384] LXXXVII.409).

NMRS, MS/829/67 (no. 835).

(Classified as wooden ketch, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 5 May 1898). Oxford Eight: [this vessel] stranded [at the] entrance to Stonehaven harbour. Capt. Lamb.

Registration: Scarborough. Built 1870. 70 tons [unspecified].

(Location of loss cited as N56 57.67 W2 11.75).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Named Location (Nlo) (23 October 2001)

NLO: Stonehaven [name: NO 878 855]

Stonehaven Bay [name centred NO 880 862].

Note (23 October 2001)

(Location entered as NO c. 879 854 [N56 57.60 W2 11.90]). The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Stonehaven Harbour (NO88NE 56.00) is centred at NO 87764 85415. Its entrance is ill defined.

The remains of the vessel were presumably removed without delay from this constrained location.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 23 October 2001.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 4149

Name : OXFORD EIGHT

Latitude : 565740

Longitude : 21145

Date Built : 1870

Registration : SCARBOROUGH

Type : KETCH (WOOD)

Tonnage : 70

Loss Day : 5

Loss Month : 5

Loss Year : 1898

Comment : Stranded entr to Stonehaven Hbr. Capt. Lamb

Cargo : COAL

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