Great Ouse: Scares, Luce Bay, Solway Firth

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Alternative Names Scares Rocks; 'Near Scare Rocks'; The Scares; The Skares; Great Ouse
Site Type DREDGER (20TH CENTURY)
Canmore ID 101620
Site Number NX33SW 8001
NGR NX 30647 30677
Council DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Parish MARITIME - DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Former Region DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Former District MARITIME
Former County NOT APPLICABLE
Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long
Form Wreck
Latitude N 54 38.5614
Longitude W 4 37.5552

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Archaeological Notes

NX33SW 8001 3064 3047
N54 38.45 W4 37.4833

NLO: Scares [name: NX 266 337]
Luce Bay [name centred NX 20 45].

Formerly entered as NX33SW 1 and NX33SW 8032.

Evidence = Echo sounder
Horizontal Datum = OGB
General water depth = 21
Orientation of keel/wreck = NESW

Circumstances of Loss Details
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The vessel was lost whilst under tow by tug.

Surveying Details
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28 August 1943. The vessel was lost whilst under tow in the approximate position 54 38 30N, 004 37 30W. The authority/source is not stated.

14 July 1958. The wreck was located at 54 38 27N, 004 37 29W. The least depth by echosounder over the the site was 16.15 metres. The keel lies on an orientation of 45/225 degrees and the site is a good sonar contact.
Source: HMS VIDAL's survey of 1954.

Hydrographic Office 1995

(Classified as dredger: date of loss cited as 14 June 1942). Great Ouse: this vessel broke from tow and sank near Scare Rocks [Scares].
Registration: British. 104 tons [unspecified]. Length: 53m.
(Location of loss cited as N54 38.45 W4 37.48).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The cited location falls 5.5km ESE of Big Scare.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 2 November 2009.

19 April 2012
 REFERENCE

Project Project Adair - UKHO data upload.

Notes UKHO Identifier : 005355
Feature Class : Wreck
Wreck Category : Dangerous wreck
State : LIVE
Classification : Unclassified
Position (Lat/long) : 54.64260,-4.62473
Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)
WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 54.64269,-4.62592
WGS84 Origin : Original
Previous Position : 54.64083,-4.62472
Position Method : Differential Global Positioning System
Position Quality : Surveyed
Position Accuracy : 13.0
Depth : 17.7
Depth Method : Found by echo-sounder
Depth Quality : Least depth known
Water Depth : 20
Water Level Effect : Always under water/submerged
Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide
Name : GREAT OUSE
Type : DREDGER
Flag : BRITISH
Length : 53.9
Sonar Length : 33.9
Sonar Width : 5.6
Shadow Height : 4.2
Orientation : 76.0
Tonnage : 104
Tonnage Type : Gross
Date Sunk : 14/06/1942
Bottom Texture : Pebbles
Magnetic Anomaly : Strong
Sonar Signal Strength : Strong
Scour Depth : 0.0
Debris Field : NIL
Contact Description : Entire wreck
Original Sensor : Observed Sinking

Further details

2011
 REFERENCE

Project Project Adair - Whittaker data upload.

Notes Whittaker ID : 567
Name : GREAT OUSE
Latitude : 543827
Longitude : 43729
Registration : BRITISH
Type : DREDGER
Tonnage : 104
Length : 53
Position : Exact Position
Loss Day : 14
Loss Month : 6
Loss Year : 1942
Comment : Broke from tow and sank near Scare Rocks


Further details

2 November 2009
 RCAHMS NOTE

Notes The cited location falls 5.5km ESE of Big Scare.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 2 November 2009.



Further details

14 July 1958
 EVIDENCE OF LOSS

Notes Evidence = Echo sounder
Horizontal Datum = OGB
General water depth = 21
Orientation of keel/wreck = NESW

Circumstances of Loss Details
-----------------------------
The vessel was lost whilst under tow by tug.

Surveying Details
--------------------------
28 August 1943. The vessel was lost whilst under tow in the approximate position 54 38 30N, 004 37 30W. The authority/source is not stated.

14 July 1958. The wreck was located at 54 38 27N, 004 37 29W. The least depth by echosounder over the the site was 16.15 metres. The keel lies on an orientation of 45/225 degrees and the site is a good sonar contact.
Source: HMS VIDAL's survey of 1954.

Hydrographic Office 1995.



Further details

14 June 1942
 LOSS

Notes (Classified as dredger: date of loss cited as 14 June 1942). Great Ouse: this vessel broke from tow and sank near Scare Rocks [Scares].
Registration: British. 104 tons [unspecified]. Length: 53m.
(Location of loss cited as N54 38.45 W4 37.48).
I G Whittaker 1998.



Further details

 
Books and References

Miller, P C (1992) Galloway shipwrecks, Stranraer
Page(s): 235 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.MIL

Ridley, G (1984) Dive West Scotland, London
Page(s): 46, no. 28

Whittaker, I G (1998) Off Scotland: a comprehensive record of maritime and aviation losses in Scottish waters, Edinburgh
Page(s): 389 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.WHI

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