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Saxon: Skateraw, Firth Of Forth

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Saxon: Skateraw, Firth Of Forth

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Skate Raw; Outer Forth Estuary; Saxon

Canmore ID 260658

Site Number NT77NW 8026

NGR NT 737 756

NGR Description NT c. 737 756

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Maritime - East Lothian
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NT77NW 8026 c. 737 756

N55 58.4 W2 25.3

NLO: Skateraw Harbour [name: NT 737 756].

14 October 1881, SAXON, 28 yrs old, of Montrose, wooden schooner, 145 tons, 5 crew, Master W. Watt, Owner A. Watt, Montrose, departed Montrose for Sunderland, in ballast, wind NE11, stranded, total loss, near Skateraw [Skate Raw], Haddington.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1881-82 (1883 [C.3487] LXIII.135).

Montrose, Nov. 2, SAXON schooner, Watt, which went ashore at Skaterawe [Skate Raw] during the gale of Oct. 14, was bound hence to Sunderland, in ballast.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 21,067, London, Friday November 4 1881.

Dunbar, Oct. 15, 1.10 p.m., SAXON schooner, Watt, is on shore at Skaterawe: [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 3195).

(Classified as wooden schooner, in ballast; date of loss cited as 14 October 1881). Saxon: this vessel stranded near Skateraw [Skate Raw]. Capt. Watt.

Registration: Montrose. Built 1853. 145grt. Length: 27m. Beam: 6m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 58.5 W2 25.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 13934

Name : SAXON

Latitude : 555830

Longitude : 22500

Date Built : 1853

Registration : MONTROSE


Tonnage : 145

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 27

Beam : 6

Loss Day : 14

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1881

Comment : Stranded near Skateraw. Capt. Watt



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