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Pelican

Dredger

Site Name Pelican

Classification Dredger

Canmore ID 322784

Site Number NS25NW 8030

NGR NS 20743 57215

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

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

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Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 004158

Feature Class : Wreck

State : LIFT

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 55.77500,-4.85833

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 55.77494,-4.85952

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Previous Position : 55.77500,-4.85833

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 2

Vertical Datum : Mean Low Water Springs

Name : PELICAN

Type : DREDGER

Flag : BRITISH

Date Sunk : 29/01/1984

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Original Detection Year : 1984

Original Source : Other

Surveying Details : **H4458/80 10.2.84 MISSING FROM ITS MOORINGS AT FAIRLIE MARINA IN 5546.5N, 0451.5W [OGB]. DIVER SEARCH LOCATED HER ON THE BOTTOM ON HER SIDE. (TELEX DTD 29.1.84).

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 15/07/2003

Date Position Last Amended : 15/07/2003

Desk Based Assessment (27 November 2014)

No further information found on shipbuilder or build-place of the Pelican. The vessel's details are not sufficiently known to equate this loss with any of the records for vessels of the same name recorded at http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/shipview.asp [accessed 2 December 2014]. The vessel has been lifted (Canmore ID 322784).

Information from Sally Evans (Cotswold Archaeology), 27/11/2014.

Project (October 2014 - April 2015)

The maritime archaeology of the Clyde has been identified as a focus for a major study of human interaction with the river through time by the RCAHMS following on from recommendations by the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF). Source to

Sea has been developed as the long-term research programme, of which the research into human connections with the River Clyde forms part. This project has comprised a study of the surviving shipwreck heritage of Clyde-built vessels lost within the Clyde estuary and Firth of Clyde.

This project has collated information from a range of sources and has enhanced knowledge of Clyde-built wrecks within the Clyde. In particular information from recreational divers has proved invaluable and has been the source of detailed information about the current condition of many Clyde-built wrecks, useful for on-going management. A number of wrecks previously recorded as of unknown identity in the RCAHMS database were positively identified during the project and more accurate positional information was established for a number of other wrecks. Additionally, the project identified a potentially significant wreck (Margaret Niven) the remains of which were not previously recorded. This project has also identified a number of other potentially significant wrecks within the Clyde, which reflect both its unique contributions to world-wide shipbuilding and local connections. These wrecks include paddle steamers (Lapwing and Princess of Wales), Clyde Puffers (e.g. Margaret Niven), steam-yachts with military connections (HMS Breda), a dredger (Greenock) and an 18th-century West Indiaman (Lady Margaret). Numerous other wrecks have been identified by this project, and all display some degree of significance.

Information from Sally Evans (Cotswold Archaeology) April 2015

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