Unknown: Aberlady Bay, Firth Of Forth
- HER number: MEL7835
- HER number: MEL7839
- Site Name: Unknown: Aberlady Bay, Firth Of Forth
- Grid Reference: 345959 680319
- Civil Parish:
- Monument Type:
- Wreck (19th Century, Post Medieval)
- Summary: wreck
- Description: NT48SE 8027.04 c. 4596 8032
N56 0.77 W2 52.01
NLO: Aberlady Bay [name centred NT 457 808].
(1) (Hulk 4: location established by GPS as NT 45960 80328). This carvel-built vessel measures about 16.75m in length and lies on her starboard side, the coherent remains of part of the starboard side surviving beneath the deposit of ballast. The visible remains comprise the upstanding timbers of 23 frames attached to those of the keel, stempost and deadwood, all pinned under a mound of ballast stones. Various portions of frames or futtocks have either collapsed or been washed eastwards. The outer planking comprises strakes 20cm wide, while the average frame spacing is 30cm. The stempost contains one of the few rigging fittings identifiable (an iron ring bolt and cable), while the deadwood still contains the lowest rudder pintel.
The ballast mound has trapped mussel shells in its lee, while a second area of ballast lies near the sternpost
NMRS, MS/2083 (pp. 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- (1) Unpublished document: Connect Archaeology, University of St Andrews. 2004?.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.