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South Esk: Scurdie Ness, Montrose, North Sea

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name South Esk: Scurdie Ness, Montrose, North Sea

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'In The Ness'; Montrose Ness; Montroseness; Montrose Harbour Approach; South Esk

Canmore ID 283502

Site Number NO75NW 8144

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 8144 c. 733 567

N56 42.1 W2 26.3

NLO: Montrose [name: NO 720 572]

Scurdie Ness [name: NO 733 567].

Location formerly entered as NO c. 735 567 [N56 42.1 W2 26].

Montrose, 25th Jan. The SOUTH ESK, Reid, from Gothenburg to this port, with battens, got on the rocks in the Ness [Scurdie Ness] yesterday, and it is feared will break up next tide, as it is blowing hard from the N.E., with a heavy sea: cargo and materials being landed at low water, and expected to be all saved.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,361, London, Monday January 26 1857.

Montrose, 30th Jan. The SOUTH ESK, Reid, of and for this port from Gothenburg, which got on the rocks in the Ness [Scurdie Ness] 24th Jan., has become a total wreck: her materials have been sold, and the cargo saved, but very much damaged.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,366, London, Saturday January 31 1857.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9321).

(No classification specified: cargo cited as battens, and date of loss as 24 January 1857). South Esk: [this vessel was] wrecked on rocks in the Ness, Montrose. Capt. Reid.

Registration: Montrose.

(Location of loss cited as N56 43.00 W2 25.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

(Location entered as NO c. 733 567 [N56 42.1 W2 26.3]). The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. 'The Ness' is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but it is probably to be equated with Scurdie Ness. This prominent rocky headland (which is also known as Montrose Ness or Montroseness) is situated on the S side of the entrance to Montrose Harbour (NO75NW 44.00).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 October 2006.

Activities

Loss (24 January 1857)

Montrose, 25th Jan. The SOUTH ESK, Reid, from Gothenburg to this port, with battens, got on the rocks in the Ness [Scurdie Ness] yesterday, and it is feared will break up next tide, as it is blowing hard from the N.E., with a heavy sea: cargo and materials being landed at low water, and expected to be all saved.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,361, London, Monday January 26 1857.

Montrose, 30th Jan. The SOUTH ESK, Reid, of and for this port from Gothenburg, which got on the rocks in the Ness [Scurdie Ness] 24th Jan., has become a total wreck: her materials have been sold, and the cargo saved, but very much damaged.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,366, London, Saturday January 31 1857.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9321).

(No classification specified: cargo cited as battens, and date of loss as 24 January 1857). South Esk: [this vessel was] wrecked on rocks in the Ness, Montrose. Capt. Reid.

Registration: Montrose.

(Location of loss cited as N56 43.00 W2 25.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Named Location (Nlo) (16 October 2006)

NLO: Montrose [name: NO 720 572]

Scurdie Ness [name: NO 733 567].

Location formerly entered as NO c. 735 567 [N56 42.1 W2 26].

Note (16 October 2006)

(Location entered as NO c. 733 567 [N56 42.1 W2 26.3]). The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. 'The Ness' is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but it is probably to be equated with Scurdie Ness. This prominent rocky headland (which is also known as Montrose Ness or Montroseness) is situated on the S side of the entrance to Montrose Harbour (NO75NW 44.00).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 October 2006.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 13893

Name : SOUTH ESK

Latitude : 564300

Longitude : 22500

Registration : MONTROSE

Loss Day : 24

Loss Month : 1

Loss Year : 1857

Comment : Wrecked on rocks in the Ness, Montrose. Capt. Reid

Cargo : BATTENS

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