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Eliza Watson: Scurdie Ness, Montrose Bay, North Sea

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Eliza Watson: Scurdie Ness, Montrose Bay, North Sea

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'On The Rocks Near Scurdeyness'; Montrose Ness; Montroseness; Montrose Harbour Approach

Canmore ID 282213

Site Number NO75NW 8136

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 8136 c. 733 567

N56 42.1 W2 26.2

NLO: Montrose [name: NO 720 572]

Scurdie Ness [name: NO 735 567].

Not to be confused with NO75NW 8152.

Montrose, 29th March. The schooner ELIZA WATSON, Watson, of Pittenween [Pittenweem], in working out of this harbour yesterday, went on the rocks near Scurdeyness [Scurdie Ness], where she now lies dismasted.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 10,621, London, Saturday April 1 1848.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8351).

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 situated on the S side of the approach to Montrose Harbour (NO75NW 44.00).

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably suggesting her successful recovery.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 4 January 2007.


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