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Craigforth: Rosehearty, North Sea

Steamship (19th Century)

Site Name Craigforth: Rosehearty, North Sea

Classification Steamship (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'East Of Rosehearty Light[house]'; Rosehearty Harbour Entrance'; Moray Firth; Craigforth

Canmore ID 206832

Site Number NJ96NW 8006

NGR NJ 931 678

NGR Description NJ c. 931 678

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

NJ96NW 8006 c. 931 678

N57 42 W2 7

NLO: Rosehearty [name: NJ 931 678].

18 October 1884, CRAIGFORTH, 15 yrs old, Leith registered, Lloyd's A1, last surveyed 8/83, iron steamship, Master W. Sutherland, Owner R. Slimen, Leith. Departed Borderi, Iceland for Leith carrying sheep, ponies and one passenger. Wind SSW 4. Stranded at Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire.

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

CRAIGFORTH (s). Fraserburgh, Oct. 18. The steamer CRAIGFORTH, ashore near Rosehearty, is already holed about the forerigging, and, considering the awkward place she lies in, if she is go off it will be both with difficulty and expense.

Source: Maritime Intelligence, Shipping & Mercantile Gazette and LL, No. 14,718, London, Tuesday October 21 1884

CRAIGFORTH (s). Fraserburgh, Oct. 27. During a very heavy gale, lasting from the afternoon of Oct. 25 till this morning, the boisterous seas completely broke up the hull of the CRAIGFORTH (s), of Leith, lying on the strand four miles W from here. The stores and materials previously landed, as well as the wreck as it now lies, are to be sold by auction at an early date.

Source: Maritime Intelligence, Shipping & Mercantile Gazette and LL, No. 14,725, London, Wednesday October 29 1884.

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 1850).

(Classified as iron steamship, with cargo of sheep and ponies: date of loss cited as 18 October 1884). Craigforth: this vessel stranded East of Rosehearty light[house]. Capt. Sutherland.

Registration: Leith. Bult 1869. 1111grt. Length: 70m. Beam: 9m.

(Location of loss cited as N57 42.00 W2 5.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker. 'Rosehearty lighthouse' is presumably to be equated with the beacon (NJ96NW 30.04) that is situated (at NJ 93205 67938) on the outer end of the West pier (NJ96NE 30.01) at Rosehearty Harbour ((NJ96NE 30.00).

This places the loss of this vessel within the ill-defined entrance to Rosehearty Harbour (NJ96NW 30.00), which is centred at NJ 93148 67788.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 13 April 2011.

Activities

Loss (18 October 1884)

18 October 1884, CRAIGFORTH, 15 yrs old, Leith registered, Lloyd's A1, last surveyed 8/83, iron steamship, Master W. Sutherland, Owner R. Slimen, Leith. Departed Borderi, Iceland for Leith carrying sheep, ponies and one passenger. Wind SSW 4. Stranded at Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire.

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

CRAIGFORTH (s). Fraserburgh, Oct. 18. The steamer CRAIGFORTH, ashore near Rosehearty, is already holed about the forerigging, and, considering the awkward place she lies in, if she is go off it will be both with difficulty and expense.

Source: Maritime Intelligence, Shipping & Mercantile Gazette and LL, No. 14,718, London, Tuesday October 21 1884

CRAIGFORTH (s). Fraserburgh, Oct. 27. During a very heavy gale, lasting from the afternoon of Oct. 25 till this morning, the boisterous seas completely broke up the hull of the CRAIGFORTH (s), of Leith, lying on the strand four miles W from here. The stores and materials previously landed, as well as the wreck as it now lies, are to be sold by auction at an early date.

Source: Maritime Intelligence, Shipping & Mercantile Gazette and LL, No. 14,725, London, Wednesday October 29 1884.

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 1850).

(Classified as iron steamship, with cargo of sheep and ponies: date of loss cited as 18 October 1884). Craigforth: this vessel stranded East of Rosehearty light[house]. Capt. Sutherland.

Registration: Leith. Bult 1869. 1111grt. Length: 70m. Beam: 9m.

(Location of loss cited as N57 42.00 W2 5.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (13 April 2011)

The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker. 'Rosehearty lighthouse' is presumably to be equated with the beacon (NJ96NW 30.04) that is situated (at NJ 93205 67938) on the outer end of the West pier (NJ96NE 30.01) at Rosehearty Harbour (NJ96NE 30.00).

This places the loss of this vessel within the ill-defined entrance to Rosehearty Harbour (NJ96NW 30.00), which is centred at NJ 93148 67788.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 13 April 2011.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 506

Name : CRAIGFORTH

Latitude : 574200

Longitude : 20500

Date Built : 1869

Registration : LEITH

Type : SS (IRON)

Tonnage : 1111

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 70

Beam : 9

Loss Day : 18

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1884

Comment : Stranded east of Rosehearty Light. Capt. Sutherland

Cargo : SHEEP AND PONIES

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