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York: Bell Rock, North Sea

Ship Of The Line (19th Century)

Site Name York: Bell Rock, North Sea

Classification Ship Of The Line (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Hms York; Inchcape Rock; Cruden Bay; St Coombs; St Combs

Canmore ID 243088

Site Number NO72NE 8012

NGR NO 761 268

NGR Description NO c. 761 268

Datum Datum not recorded

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Maritime - Angus
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NO72NE 8012 c. 762 270

N56 26.1 W2 23.2

NLO: Bell Rock [NO 762 270]

Cruden Bay [name: NK 091 364]

Bay of Cruden [name centred NK 090 348]

St Combs [name: NK 055 632].

See also NO72NE 8013.

HMS York: this 74-gun [3rd rate] ship stranded on Bell Rock in January 1804. Wreckage was found at Cruden Bay and St Coombs [both in Buchan, Aberdeenshire]. (64-gun?).

Registration: London. 1433 tons burthern. Length: 53m. Beam: 13m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 26.0 W2 23.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The Bell Rock lighthouse (NO72NE 1) is at NO 76165 26808.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 13 August 2007.

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Loss (1 January 1804 - 31 January 1804)

HMS York: this 74-gun [3rd rate] ship stranded on Bell Rock in January 1804. Wreckage was found at Cruden Bay and St Coombs [both in Buchan, Aberdeenshire]. (64-gun?).

Registration: London. 1433 tons burthern. Length: 53m. Beam: 13m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 26.0 W2 23.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 3050

Name : HMS YORK

Latitude : 562600

Longitude : 22300

Registration : LONDON

Type : 74-GUN

Tonnage : 1433

Tonnage Code : B

Length : 53

Beam : 13

Draught : 6m

Loss Month : 1

Loss Year : 1804

Comment : Stranded on Bell rock, wreckage at Cruden Bay and St Coombs (64-gun?)

Named Location (Nlo) (3 February 2012)

NLO: Bell Rock [name: NO 761 268]

Cruden Bay [name: NK 091 364]

Bay of Cruden [name centred NK 090 348]

St Combs [name: NK 055 632].

See also NO72NE 8013.

Location of loss formerly entered as NO c. 762 270 [N56 26.1 W2 23.2].

Note (3 February 2012)

(Location re-entered as NO c. 761 268 [N56 26.00 W2 23.30]). The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 February 2012.

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