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Hms Charybdis: Atlantic

Frigate (20th Century)

Site Name Hms Charybdis: Atlantic

Classification Frigate (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Cherry-b'; 'off Benbecula Rocket Range'; Cherry-b (Ex. Hms Charybdis)

Canmore ID 296612

Site Number PA02SW 8003

NGR PA 03 21

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/296612

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

PA02SW 8003 unlocated

NLO: Benbecula [name centred NF 82 51].

(Classified as Frigate: former name cited as HMS Charybdis, and date of loss as 11 June 1993). Cherry-B: this vessel was expended as a target off [the] Benbecula Rocket Range.

Registration: British. 2350 tons displacement. Length: 113m. Beam: 13m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 0.0 W8 50.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

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

The names cited by Whittaker are incorrect. HMS Charybdis is the correct name, and 'Cherry-B' an unauthorised contraction.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 October 2008.

Activities

Loss (11 June 1993)

(Classified as Frigate: former name cited as HMS Charybdis, and date of loss as 11 June 1993). Cherry-B: this vessel was expended as a target off [the] Benbecula Rocket Range.

Registration: British. 2350 tons displacement. Length: 113m. Beam: 13m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 0.0 W8 50.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (14 October 2008)

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

The names cited by Whittaker are incorrect. HMS Charybdis is the correct name, and 'Cherry-B' an unauthorised contraction.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 October 2008.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 7284

Name : CHERRY-B (EX. HMS CHARYBDIS)

Latitude : 580000

Longitude : 85000

Registration : BRITISH

Type : FRIGATE

Tonnage : 2350

Tonnage Code : D

Length : 113

Beam : 13

Draught : 4m

Loss Day : 11

Loss Month : 6

Loss Year : 1993

Comment : Expended as a target off Benbecula Rocket Range

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