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Comet: North Sea

Motor Fishing Vessel (19th Century)

Site Name Comet: North Sea

Classification Motor Fishing Vessel (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Approximately 6.5 Miles Ese Of Noss Head'; Comet

Canmore ID 273658

Site Number ND55SW 8001

NGR ND 501 501

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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

Archaeology Notes

ND55SW 8001 unlocated

NLO: Noss Head [name: HU 554 398].

(Classified as M[otor] F[ishing] V[essel]: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 2 April 1965). Comet: this vessel sank whilst in tow approximately 6.5 miles ESE of Noss Head.

46 grt.

(Location of loss cited as N58 26.33 W2 51.50).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 5 August 2005.

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Loss (2 April 1965)

(Classified as M[otor] F[ishing] V[essel]: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 2 April 1965). Comet: this vessel sank whilst in tow approximately 6.5 miles ESE of Noss Head.

46 grt.

(Location of loss cited as N58 26.33 W2 51.50).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (5 August 2005)

The map sheet assigned to this is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 5 August 2005.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 2454

Name : COMET

Latitude : 582620

Longitude : 25130

Type : MFV

Tonnage : 46

Tonnage Code : G

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 2

Loss Month : 4

Loss Year : 1965

Comment : Sank whilst in tow approx 6.5 miles ESE of Noss Hd

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