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Venetia: Holehead, North Sea

Trawler (20th Century)

Site Name Venetia: Holehead, North Sea

Classification Trawler (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) A560; '3 Miles North Of Stonehaven'; Girdle Ness; Girdleness; Venetia (A 560)

Canmore ID 312773

Site Number NO99SW 8011

NGR NO 90 90

NGR Description NO c. 90 90

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Maritime - Aberdeenshire
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable


Loss (2 January 1933)

(Classified as iron trawler: registration cited as A560, and date of loss as 2 January 1933). Venetia: this vessel stranded at Holehead, 3 miles N of Stonehaven. Capt. Wood.

Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1899. 201grt. Length: 34m. Beam: 6m.

(Location of loss cited as N57 0.33 W2 9.50).

I G Whitaker 1998.

Named Location (Nlo) (9 September 2011)

NLO: Stonehaven [name: NO 878 855]

Girdle Ness [name: NJ 973 053].

Possibly on map sheets NO89SE or NO98NW.

Note (9 September 2011)

(Location of loss cited as NO c. 90 90 [N57 0 W2 10]). The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker. Holehead is not noted as such on the current edition of the OS (GIS) MasterMap.

The loss of this vessel may have occurred within the areas of map sheets NO88NE or NO89SE.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 9 September 2011.

Evidence Of Loss (9 September 2011)

What was apparently this vessel (a steel steam trawler having the same name, registration, tonnage and date of construction) stranded at [on] Girdleness [Girdle Ness] on 21 July 1927, but was apparently recovered.

Source: IG Whittaker database per RCAHMS (RJCM), 9 September 2011.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 7586

Name : VENETIA (A 560)

Latitude : 570020

Longitude : 20930

Date Built : 1899

Registration : ABERDEEN


Tonnage : 201

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 34

Beam : 6

Draught : 3m

Loss Day : 2

Loss Month : 1

Loss Year : 1933

Comment : Stranded at Holehead, 3 miles N of Stonehaven. Capt. Wood.


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