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Expert: Scurdie Ness, Montrose, North Sea

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Expert: Scurdie Ness, Montrose, North Sea

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Scurdyness Point; Montrose Ness; Montroseness; Montrose Harbour Approach; Expert

Canmore ID 252883

Site Number NO75NW 8080

NGR NO 733 567

NGR Description NO c. 733 567

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

NO75NW 8080 c. 733 567

N56 42.1 W2 26.2

NLO: Montrose [name: NO 720 572]

Scurdie Ness [name: NO 735 567].

6 December 1885, EXPERT, 45 yrs old, registered Montrose, wooden schooner, 68 tons, 3 crew. Master D. Gemlo, Owner W. Mollison, Bervie. Departed Stonehaven for Montrose in ballast with one passenger. Wind N6, stranded Scurdyness Point, Co. Forfar.

Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1885-86 (1887 [C.5196] LXXIV.449).

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 1900).

(Classified as wooden schooner, in ballast: date of loss cited as 6 December 1885). Expert: [this vessel] stranded at Scurdyness Point [Scurdie Ness], Forfar[shire]. Capt. Dickie. (Capt. Gemlo?).

Registration: Montrose. Built 1841. 68grt. Length: 18m. Beam: 5m.

(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 26.2]). 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 is situated on the S side of the entrance to the lengthy approach (from the E) to Montrose Harbour or the Port of Montrose (NO75NW 44.00).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 December 2003.

Activities

Loss (6 December 1885)

6 December 1885, EXPERT, 45 yrs old, registered Montrose, wooden schooner, 68 tons, 3 crew. Master D. Gemlo, Owner W. Mollison, Bervie. Departed Stonehaven for Montrose in ballast with one passenger. Wind N6, stranded Scurdyness Point, Co. Forfar.

Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1885-86 (1887 [C.5196] LXXIV.449).

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 1900).

(Classified as wooden schooner, in ballast: date of loss cited as 6 December 1885). Expert: [this vessel] stranded at Scurdyness Point [Scurdie Ness], Forfar[shire]. Capt. Dickie. (Capt. Gemlo?).

Registration: Montrose. Built 1841. 68grt. Length: 18m. Beam: 5m.

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

I G Whittaker 1998.

Named Location (Nlo) (16 December 2003)

NLO: Montrose [name: NO 720 572]

Scurdie Ness [name: NO 735 567].

Note (16 December 2003)

(Location entered as NO c. 733 567 [N56 42.1 W2 26.2]). 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 is situated on the S side of the entrance to the lengthy approach (from the E) to Montrose Harbour or the Port of Montrose (NO75NW 44.00).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 December 2003.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 3477

Name : EXPERT

Latitude : 564200

Longitude : 22600

Date Built : 1841

Registration : MONTROSE

Type : SCHOONER (WOOD)

Tonnage : 68

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 18

Beam : 5

Loss Day : 6

Loss Month : 12

Loss Year : 1885

Comment : Stranded at Scurdyness Point, Forfar. Capt. Dickie (Capt. Gemlo ?)

Cargo : BALLAST

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