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G S L: Nesting Bay, North Sea

Steamship (20th Century)

Site Name G S L: Nesting Bay, North Sea

Classification Steamship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Gsl; Neep; South Nesting Bay; G S L

Canmore ID 290731

Site Number HU55NW 8005

NGR HU 505 578

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Nesting
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HU55NW 8005 unlocated

NLO: South Nesting Bay [name centred HU 490 562].

(Classified as wooden steamship, with cargo of empty barels and salt: date of loss cited as 8 August 1922). G S L: this vessel stranded [in] Nesting Bay, and [was] on fire. Beached near Neep. Then what? ON: 132,151.

Registration: Fraserburgh. Built 1912. 88grt. Length: 27m. Beam: 5m.

(Location of loss cited as N60 18.17 W1 5.33).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location and map sheet assigned to this record are essentially arbitrary. Nesting Bay is presumably to be equated with South Nesting Bay, while location of Neep is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map.

The location cited by Whittaker remains unverified.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 26 September 2007.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 9093

Name : G S L

Latitude : 601810

Longitude : 10520

Date Built : 1912

Registration : FRASERBURGH

Type : SS (WOOD)

Tonnage : 88

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 27

Beam : 5

Loss Day : 8

Loss Month : 8

Loss Year : 1922

Comment : Stranded Nesting Bay and on fire. Beached near Neep. Then what? ON:132,151



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