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Kathe Niederkirchner: Muckle Skerry, Pentland Skerries, Pentland Firth

Cargo Vessel, Motor Vessel (20th Century)

Site Name Kathe Niederkirchner: Muckle Skerry, Pentland Skerries, Pentland Firth

Classification Cargo Vessel, Motor Vessel (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Kathie Niederkirchner; North Sea; Kathe Niederkirchner

Canmore ID 222259

Site Number ND47NE 8038

NGR ND 45954 78574

NGR Description ND c. 465 783

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/222259

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Maritime - Orkney
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

ND47NE 8038 c. 465 783

N58 41.4 W2 55.4

NLO: Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81]

Pentland Skerries [name centred ND 470 775]

Muckle Skerry [name centred ND 465 783].

(Classified as motor vessel, with cargo of sugar: date of loss cited as 23 August 1965). Kathie Niederkirchner: this vessel was wrecked [stranded] on Muckle Skerry, rolled over and sank. 5509grt?

Registration: Rostock. Built 1964. 8003grt. Length: 140m. Beam: 18m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 41.57 W2 55.8).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The inclusion of this wreck by Larn and Larn within both their sections DC ('North-east Scotland') and DD ('Orkney Islands') is anomalous. The Pentland Skerries fall within the administrative area of Orkney, and this wreck is assigned accordingly to the quasi-administrative area of Maritime - Orkney.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 9 October 2002.

R and B Larn 1998.

Activities

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 001224

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Dangerous wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 58.69194,-2.93250

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 58.69155,-2.93410

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Previous Position : 58.69278,-2.93000

Position Method : Electronic Distance Measuring System

Position Quality : Surveyed

Position Accuracy : 13.0

Depth : 7.2

Depth Method : Found by echo-sounder

Depth Quality : Least depth known

Water Depth : 16

Water Level Effect : Always under water/submerged

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : KATHE NIEDERKIRCHNER

Type : M GENERAL CARGO

Flag : EAST GERMAN

Length : 142.3

Beam : 18.6

Draught : 7.3

Sonar Length : 100.0

Sonar Width : 15.0

Shadow Height : 8.0

Orientation : 70.0

Tonnage : 8003

Tonnage Type : Gross

Cargo : 10,000 TONS SUGAR

Date Sunk : 23/08/1965

Bottom Texture : Rock

Scour Depth : 1.0

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 2494

Name : KATHIE NIEDERKIRCHNER

Latitude : 584134

Longitude : 25548

Date Built : 1964

Registration : ROSTOCK

Type : MV

Tonnage : 8003

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 140

Beam : 18

Draught : 8m

Position : Exact Position

Loss Day : 23

Loss Month : 8

Loss Year : 1965

Comment : Wrecked on Muckle Skerry, rolled over and sank. 5509G?

Cargo : SUGAR

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