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Unknown: Aberlady Bay, Firth Of Forth
- HER number: MEL7835
- HER number: MEL7840
- Site Name: Unknown: Aberlady Bay, Firth Of Forth
- Grid Reference: 345930 680310
- Civil Parish:
- Summary: wreck
- Description: NT48SE 8027.05 c. 4593 8031
N56 0.76 W2 52.04
NLO: Aberlady Bay [name centred NT 457 808].
(1) (Hulk 5: location established by GPS as NT 45930 80317). This vessel measures about 18m in length and lies on her port side, the surviving remains being quite substantial. Much of the starboard side remains coherent, beneath a light covering of silt; the average frame spacing is 30cm. The upstanding frames that remain attached to the keel pinned beneath the ballast mound are most noticeable, while the mound retains an area of mussel shells in its lee. Portions of frames have been washed out of position towards the SE, concrete has been poured within the frames; the rudder remains in association with the sternpost while the stem retains iron rigging fittings.
Some of the ballast stones around the upstanding frames have recently been disturbed.
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- (1) Unpublished document: Connect Archaeology, University of St Andrews. 2004?.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.