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Miranda: North Sea

Steamship (20th Century)

Site Name Miranda: North Sea

Classification Steamship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) '30 Miles Nw Of Peterhead'; Miranda

Canmore ID 271708

Site Number ND75SE 8001

NGR ND 79 51

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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  • Council Maritime
  • Parish Maritime - Offshore
  • Former Region Not Applicable
  • Former District Not Applicable
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

ND75SE 8001 unlocated

NLO: Peterhead [name: NK 135 465].

(Classified as steel steamship, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 21 January 1940). Miranda: this vessel was torpedoed by U22 at German position AN1681. (Allied 30 miles NW of Peterhead?).

Registration: Bergen. Built 1920. 1326 grt. Length: 71m. Beam: 11m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 27.00 W2 21.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 April 2005.

Activities

Loss (21 January 1940)

(Classified as steel steamship, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 21 January 1940). Miranda: this vessel was torpedoed by U22 at German position AN1681. (Allied 30 miles NW of Peterhead?).

Registration: Bergen. Built 1920. 1326 grt. Length: 71m. Beam: 11m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 27.00 W2 21.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (6 April 2005)

The map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 April 2005.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 2351

Name : MIRANDA

Latitude : 582700

Longitude : 22100

Date Built : 1920

Registration : BERGEN

Type : SS (STEEL)

Tonnage : 1326

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 71

Beam : 11

Draught : 5m

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 21

Loss Month : 1

Loss Year : 1940

Comment : Torped by U22 at German pos AN1681. (Allied 30 miles NW of Peterhead?)

Cargo : COAL

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