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Bellona Ii: Strathlethan Bay, North Sea

Steamship (20th Century)

Site Name Bellona Ii: Strathlethan Bay, North Sea

Classification Steamship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Four Miles East Of Gourdon'; Strathleven Bay; Stonehaven; Bellona Ii

Canmore ID 313094

Site Number NO88SE 8016

NGR NO 881 848

NGR Description NO c. 881 848

Datum Datum not recorded

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

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Named Location (Nlo) (26 September 2011)

NLO: Strathlethan Bay [name centred NO 881 848]

Stonehaven [name: NO 878 855]

Gourdon [name: NO 826 708].

Not to be confused with NO97SW 8006.

Possibly on map sheet NO88NE.

See also NO87NE 8001.

Loss (26 September 2011)

(Classified as steel steamship, with cargo of ice: date of loss cited as 8 October 1940). Bellona II: [this vessel was] bombed by aircraft 4 miles East of Gourdon, and came ashore at [in] Strathlethan Bay.

Registration: Odense [Denmark]. Built 1923. 839grt. Length: 70m. Beam: 10m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 57.25 W2 11.67).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (26 September 2011)

(Location entered as NO c. 881 848 [N56 57.3 W2 11.7]). The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. The loss of this vessel may have occurred within the area of map sheet NO88NE.

Strathlethan or Strathleven Bay is a pronounced indentation to the South of Stonehaven. It is fringed by extensive rock exposures.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 26 September 2011.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 461

Name : BELLONA II

Latitude : 565715

Longitude : 21140

Date Built : 1923

Registration : ODENSE

Type : SS (STEEL)

Tonnage : 839

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 70

Beam : 10

Draught : 4m

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 8

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1940

Comment : Bombed by A/C 4 miles E of Gourdon and came ashore at Strathlethan Bay.

Cargo : ICE

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