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Unknown: Methil Breakwater, Largo Bay, Firth Of Forth

Dredger (20th Century)

Site Name Unknown: Methil Breakwater, Largo Bay, Firth Of Forth

Classification Dredger (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Methil Harbour; Methil Docks; Outer Forth Estuary; Number Four

Canmore ID 96693

Site Number NT39NE 8001

NGR NT 37413 99107

NGR Description NT c. 3741 9910

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT39NE 8001 c. 3741 9910

N56 10.8333 W3 .5

NLO: Methil [name: NT 37 99]

Largo Bay [name centred NO 42 01].

Formerly entered as NT39NE 8162.

See also NT39NE 8006.

Quality of fix = PA

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Circumstances of Loss Details

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A steam sand dredger went ashore on rocks near Methil breakwater. It later broke up and became a total loss.

Source: Lloyds.

Surveying Details

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13 February 1970. The vessel is ashore on rocks near Methil breakwater at approximately 56 10 50N, 003 00 30W. Source: Lloyds.

Hydrographic Office 1995.

This may be the vessel that is entered as NT39NE 8006.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 15 October 2010.

Activities

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 002838

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Wreck showing any portion of hull or superstructure

State : DEAD

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 56.18056,-3.00833

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 56.18047,-3.00979

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 1

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : NUMBER FOUR

Type : STEAM SAND DREDGER

Flag : BRITISH

Tonnage : 265

Tonnage Type : Gross

Date Sunk : 08/12/1898

Bottom Texture : Rock

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Original Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **ASHORE ON ROCKS NEAR METHIL BREAKWATER. LATER BROKE UP AND BECAME TOTAL LOSS. (LLOYDS & SHIPWRECKS OF THE FORTH, B BAIRD).

Surveying Details : **13.2.70 ASHORE ON ROCKS NEAR METHIL BREAKWATER, IN 561050N, 030030W APPROX. (LL). TOO VAGUE TO CHART.

Charting Comments : INFORMATION TOO VAGUE TO CHART

Date Last Amended : 05/10/2011

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