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Helmsdale: Scurdie Ness, Montrose, North Sea

Cargo Vessel (20th Century), Motor Vessel (20th Century)

Site Name Helmsdale: Scurdie Ness, Montrose, North Sea

Classification Cargo Vessel (20th Century), Motor Vessel (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Lochside; Skirdie Ness; Scurdy Ness; Scurdie Ness Lighthouse; Montrose Ness; Montroseness; Montrose Harbour Approach; Helmsdale

Canmore ID 202147

Site Number NO75NW 8072

NGR NO 73298 56793

NGR Description NO c. 733 567

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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  • Council Angus
  • Parish Craig
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO75NW 8072 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. 733 568 [N56 42.1 W2 26.2].

(Classified as Motor Vessel: no cargo specified, but former name cited as Lochside, and date of loss as November 1980). Helmsdale: [this vessel] stranded at Scurdyness [Scurdie Ness] Light[house]. All gone and broken up.

Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1956. 402grt. Length: 47m. Beam: 8m.

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

I G Whittaker 1998.

(Location entered as NO c. 733 567 [N56 42.1 W2 26.3]). 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 forms the S side of the entrance to the approach to Montrose Harbour (NO75NW 44.00).

Scurdie Ness (Montroseness) Lighthouse (NO75NW 48) is at NO 73322 56758.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 15 November 2001.

Activities

Loss (1 November 1980 - 30 November 1980)

(Classified as Motor Vessel: no cargo specified, but former name cited as Lochside, and date of loss as November 1980). Helmsdale: [this vessel] stranded at Scurdyness [Scurdie Ness] Light[house]. All gone and broken up.

Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1956. 402grt. Length: 47m. Beam: 8m.

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

I G Whittaker 1998.

Named Location (Nlo) (15 November 2001)

NLO: Montrose [name: NO 720 572]

Scurdie Ness [name: NO 735 567].

Location formerly entered as NO c. 733 568 [N56 42.1 W2 26.2].

Note (15 November 2001)

(Location entered as NO c. 733 567 [N56 42.1 W2 26.3]). 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 forms the S side of the entrance to the approach to Montrose Harbour (NO75NW 44.00).

Scurdie Ness (Montroseness) Lighthouse (NO75NW 48) is at NO 73322 56758.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 15 November 2001.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 14831

Name : HELMSDALE (EX. LOCHSIDE)

Latitude : 564200

Longitude : 22600

Date Built : 1956

Registration : ABERDEEN

Type : MV

Tonnage : 402

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 47

Beam : 8

Draught : 3m

Loss Month : 11

Loss Year : 1980

Comment : Stranded at Scurdyness Light, AG and BU.

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 003103

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Wreck showing any portion of hull or superstructure

State : LIFT

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 56.70222,-2.43611

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 56.70208,-2.43768

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Precisely known

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : -3

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : HELMSDALE

Type : M GENERAL CARGO

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 46.9

Beam : 7.9

Draught : 3.0

Tonnage : 402

Tonnage Type : Gross

Cargo : 376 TONS MALTING BARLEY

Date Sunk : 07/11/1980

Bottom Texture : Rock

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Original Detection Year : 1980

Original Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **BUILT IN 1956. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY NORTH SHIPPING & TRADING CO LTD. OIL ENGINE, SINGLE SHAFT. PASSAGE MONTROSE FOR KIRKWALL. DROVE ASHORE WHEN LEAVING HARBOUR. (SIBI).

Surveying Details : **H3060/79 1.12.80 STRANDED 0.5C N OF SCURDIE NESS LT APPROX IN 564208N,022610W. VESSEL IS UP FOR SALE 'AS IS, WHERE IS'. 50 YDS NW OF LT ON A LINE FROM LT TO TRAIL PAVILION POSN FROM SCURDIE NESS LT HO. (HMS CAMPERDOWN HN & LL 10, 12 & 20.11.80). INS AS ST. BR STD.

**H3060/79 11.3.81 WRECK REMOVED. (HMS CAMPERDOWN HN DTD 27.2.81) AMENDED TO LIFT. DELETE. BR STD.

Chart Symbol : ST

Date Last Amended : 17/10/2003

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