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Invergowrie: Tail Of The Bank, Upper Firth Of Clyde

Steam Lighter (20th Century)

Site Name Invergowrie: Tail Of The Bank, Upper Firth Of Clyde

Classification Steam Lighter (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'On The Edge Of Greenock Bank'; River Clyde; Inner Clyde Estuary; Invergowrie

Canmore ID 301496

Site Number NS27NE 8166

NGR NS 282 771

NGR Description NS c. 282 771

Datum Datum not recorded

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Inverclyde
  • Parish Maritime - Inverclyde
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NS27NE 8166 c. 282 771

N55 57.4 W4 45.1

NLO: Greenock [name: NS 280 765].

(Classified as iron steam lighter, with cargo of sand: date of loss cited as 23 October 1939). Invergowrie: this vessel [suffered an] explosion and sank on the edge of Greenock Bank [Tail of the Bank], off Greenock.

Registration: Greenock. Built 1883. 72grt. Length: 20m. Beam: 5m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 58.00 W4 44.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative, the 'edge of Greenock Bank, off Greenock' being equated with the Tail of the Bank, which the UKHO chart (no. 1994, published 1974, revised 1994) notes to the E of the outer end of the defined channel of the River Clyde, off the Clydeport Ocean Terminal, Greenock. The name is centred at N55 57.4 W4 45.1 [NS 282 771].

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 9 December 2009.

Activities

Loss (23 October 1939)

(Classified as iron steam lighter, with cargo of sand: date of loss cited as 23 October 1939). Invergowrie: this vessel [suffered an] explosion and sank on the edge of Greenock Bank [Tail of the Bank], off Greenock.

Registration: Greenock. Built 1883. 72grt. Length: 20m. Beam: 5m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 58.00 W4 44.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (9 December 2009)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative, the 'edge of Greenock Bank, off Greenock' being equated with the Tail of the Bank, which the UKHO chart (no. 1994, published 1974, revised 1994) notes to the E of the outer end of the defined channel of the River Clyde, off the Clydeport Ocean Terminal, Greenock. The name is centred at N55 57.4 W4 45.1 [NS 282 771].

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 9 December 2009.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 1664

Name : INVERGOWRIE

Latitude : 555800

Longitude : 44400

Date Built : 1883

Registration : GREENOCK

Type : STEAM LIGHTER (IRON)

Tonnage : 72

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 20

Beam : 5

Loss Day : 23

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1939

Comment : Explosion and sank on the edge of Greenock Bank, off Greenock.

Cargo : SAND

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