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Clyde Floating Bath: Gourock Bay, Upper Firth Of Clyde

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Clyde Floating Bath: Gourock Bay, Upper Firth Of Clyde

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Inner Clyde Estuary

Canmore ID 269952

Site Number NS27NW 8115

NGR NS 247 777

NGR Description NS c. 247 777

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Inverclyde
  • Parish Maritime - Inverclyde
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NS27NW 8115 c. 247 777

N55 57.6 W4 48.5

NLO: Gourock Bay [name centred NS 247 777]

Gourock [name: NS 230 770].

Possibly on map sheet NS27NE.

Greenock, Oct. 11, 2 p.m., the Clyde floating bath sunk at its moorings in Gourock Bay today: cause has not yet been ascertained.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 21,047, London, Wednesday October 12 1881.

Greenock, Oct. 12, 2.45 p.m., it is reported that the gale last night has seriously damaged the floating bath which sunk at Gourock Bay yesterday: part of the flooring is washing ashore, and some iron beams have parted.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 21,048, London, Thursday October 13 [1881].

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 5206).

Accepted as floating swimming baths.

Information from RCAHMS (MKO), 27 August 2004.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 13 January 2005.


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