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Unknown: Aberlady Bay, Firth Of Forth
- HER number: MEL7835
- HER number: MEL7836
- Site Name: Unknown: Aberlady Bay, Firth Of Forth
- Grid Reference: 346059 680289
- Civil Parish:
- Summary: Wreck
- Description: NT48SE 8027.01 c. 4606 8029
N56 0.75 W2 51.92
NLO: Aberlady Bay [name centred NT 457 808].
(1) (Hulk 1: location established by GPS as NT 46063 80293). This carvel-built vessel measures about 17.3m (56.8ft) long, and lies on her port side; the ballast stones have pinned down the keel and seventeen frames in situ, at an average spacing of 46cm (18in). The frames are heavily degraded, making determination of the scantlings difficult. The remains are heavily covered with seaweed, but areas of the lower planking are indicated. Concrete has been poured between the frames and deadwood at the stern.
Two fragments of the rudder lie disassociated to the SE. The estimated length of the complete rudder is 2.4m (7ft 10in). A coil of rigging wire with an eye splice is lying in close association [proximity].
The hulk was first surveyed in July 1999. On re-visiting the wreck (in May 2000), it was apparent that the silt covering an area of planking about 2m square had been removed, apparently by the changing course of a drainage channel; this is destabilising the S side of the wreck.
NMRS, MS/2083 (pp. 15-16).
The description of these remains is consistent with their being those of a carvel-built and heavily-framed fishing (or possibly cargo) vessel of the type commonly found in this area. In the absence of any apparent remains of an engine, sail power may be assumed. No plank-fastenings were apparently recorded.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 5 November 2004.
NMRS REPORT DATE: 08/11/2004
- For more information contact: East Lothian Council HER
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- (1) Unpublished document: Connect Archaeology, University of St Andrews. 2004?. Aberlady Bay, East Lothian.