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Boston Stirling [possibly]: Tanera Mor, Summer Isles, North Minch

Motor Stern Trawler (20th Century), Motor Trawler (20th Century)

Site Name Boston Stirling [possibly]: Tanera Mor, Summer Isles, North Minch

Classification Motor Stern Trawler (20th Century), Motor Trawler (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Fd 247; Tanera More Anchorage; Taneray; Loch Broom; Boston Stirling; Boston Stirling (Fd 247)

Canmore ID 202695

Site Number NB90NE 8002

NGR NB 98857 06295

NGR Description NB c. 981 065

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Maritime - Highland
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NB90NE 8002 c. 981 065

N58 00.17 W5 25

NLO: Tanera Mor [name centred NB 985 075]

The Anchorage [name centred NB 994 076]

Summer Isles [name centred NB 97 07]

Loch Broom [name centred NH 10 93].

See also NB90SE 8002.

(Registration number cited as FD 247 and classified as steam trawler: date of loss cited as 31 October 1985). Boston Stirling: this vessel was wrecked on the S end of Taneray [Tanera Mor]. Capt. Lilley.

Registration: Fleetwood. Built 1975. 387grt. Length: 39m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 0.17 W5 25.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Material reported under RoW amnesty (2001):

A128 1 phospher [phosphor] bronze hydraulic relay valve.

[Location of wreck not cited or indicated].

NMRS, MS/829/33.

[No accurate location cited]. This vessel lies off the S shore of Tanera More [Tanera Mor], in between 0 and 18m depth of water. She lies on her port side; the bows and superstructure project above the surface at all states of the tide. The most inpressive area is the stern, where the brass prooellor, rudder and A-frame are all visible. Fuel oil is still being discharged.

Source: Sport Diver, November 2002.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Tanera Mor is the largest island within the Summer Isles group, which is itself situated within the N side of the broad entrance to Loch Broom.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 October 2008.

Activities

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 13195

Name : BOSTON STIRLING (FD 247)

Latitude : 580010

Longitude : 52500

Date Built : 1975

Registration : FLEETWOOD

Type : STERN TRAWLER

Tonnage : 387

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 39

Loss Day : 31

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1985

Comment : Wrecked on the south end of Taneray. Capt. Lilley

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 000854

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Wreck showing any portion of hull or superstructure

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 58.00056,-5.40417

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 58.00020,-5.40539

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Previous Position : 58.00000,-5.40833

Position Quality : Approximate

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 8

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : BOSTON STIRLING

Type : M STERN TRAWLER

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 39.3

Beam : 9.4

Draught : 4.0

Orientation : 135.0

Tonnage : 387

Tonnage Type : Gross

Date Sunk : 31/10/1985

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Last Sensor : Diver Sighting

Original Detection Year : 1985

Last Detection Year : 1997

Original Source : Other

Last Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **RAN AGROUND WHEN SKIPPER, ALONE ON BRIDGE, FELL ASLEEP. ENGINE ROOM FLOODED, LATER CAUGHT FIRE AND CAPSIZED. PASSAGE ULLAPOOL FOR FISHING GROUNDS. CREW OF 9 RECOVERED. (LL, 12 & 19.11.85).

Surveying Details : **H4458/80 29.11.85 AGROUND IN 580000N, 052430W. (LL, 2.11.85). SOLD AS TOTAL LOSS. NO DANGER TO NAVIGATION. (LL 4.11.85). INS AS STPA. BR STD.

**H4458/80 13.2.86 VESSEL BEING BROKEN UP IN SITU. (LL, 18.1.86). NCA YET.

**HH272/350/02 18.9.91 WK OF TRAWLER SIGHTED 1.8.91 IN 580002N, 052415W, APPROX [POSN TAKEN FROM TRACING OF CHART]. LIES AT RIGHT ANGLES TO SHORELINE WITH BOW ABOUT 10MTRS OFF. HAS LIST TO STBD WITH PORT GUARDRAIL JUST BELOW SURFACE AT LW SPRINGS. (MOCHRAS II, HN 26.8.91).

**6.11.97 BOWS AND SUPERSTRUCTURE BREAK SURFACE AT ALL STATES OF THE TIDE. LIES IN 11-18MTRS OF WATER ON PORT SIDE. (DIVER MAGAZINE, NOV 1997). AMEND POSN TO 580002N, 052415W [OGB]. BR STD.

Chart Symbol : ST PA

Date Last Amended : 18/09/1991

Date Position Last Amended : 18/09/1991

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