Hms Bayano: North Channel

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Alternative Names Hm Amc Bayono; Rhyns Of Galloway; Rhinns Of Galloway; Corsewall Point; Irish Sea; Hms Bayano
Site Type ARMED MERCHANT CRUISER (20TH CENTURY), CRUISER
Canmore ID 102639
Site Number NW87NW 8004
NGR NW 80684 78293
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 55 3.0348
Longitude W 5 26.0976

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Archaeological Notes

NW87NW 8004 8068 7829
N55 3.0333 W5 26.0333

NLO: Corsewall Point [name: NW 980 728].

Formerly entered as Site no. 9269 and classified as Armed Merchant Cruiser.

Quality of fix = PA
Horizontal Datum = OGB

Circumstances of Loss Details
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HMS BAYANO was torpedoed by U27 without warning, whilst en route from Glasgow to Liverpool. It sank very quickly with loss of 195 officers and ratings.
Sources: Dictionary of Disasters at Sea, Glasgow Herald 13 March 1915.

Surveying Details
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20 September 1972. The vessel sank 10 miles NW by W from Corsewall Point.
Source: Dictionary of Disasters at Sea Vol 1.

The site was not found during HMS FOX's survey in 1972. It could possibly be the wreck at 55 03 17N, 005 26 10W.

8 November 1982. A wreck is shown at decca red f 13.38, purple e 53.98, north brit chain. The conversion gives 55 03 04N, 005 26 32W.
Source: Kingfisher trawling plots a - plot 7, 1982.

23 October 1987. The vessel sank quickly about 6 miles NNW of Corsewall Point according to a report in Wigtown Free Press, dated 18 March 1915.
Letter from G Jones.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

(Classified as HM AMC [Armed Merchant Cruiser]: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 11 March 1915). HMS Bayano: this vessel was torpedoed by U-27 10 miles NWxW (NWxN?) of Corsewall Point. Capt. Carr.
Registration: London: Built 1913. 5984grt. Length: 125m. Beam: 16m.
(Location of loss cited as N55 3.03 W5 26.03).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location cited apparently remains unverified, but is tentatively accepted.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 19 June 2007.

11 March 1915
 LOSS

Notes (Classified as HM AMC [Armed Merchant Cruiser]: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 11 March 1915). HMS Bayano: this vessel was torpedoed by U-27 10 miles NWxW (NWxN?) of Corsewall Point. Capt. Carr.
Registration: London: Built 1913. 5984grt. Length: 125m. Beam: 16m.
(Location of loss cited as N55 3.03 W5 26.03).
I G Whittaker 1998.



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8 November 1982
 EVIDENCE OF LOSS

Notes Quality of fix = PA
Horizontal Datum = OGB

Circumstances of Loss Details
-----------------------------
HMS BAYANO was torpedoed by U27 without warning, whilst en route from Glasgow to Liverpool. It sank very quickly with loss of 195 officers and ratings.
Sources: Dictionary of Disasters at Sea, Glasgow Herald 13 March 1915.

Surveying Details
-----------------------------
20 September 1972. The vessel sank 10 miles NW by W from Corsewall Point.
Source: Dictionary of Disasters at Sea Vol 1.

The site was not found during HMS FOX's survey in 1972. It could possibly be the wreck at 55 03 17N, 005 26 10W.

8 November 1982. A wreck is shown at decca red f 13.38, purple e 53.98, north brit chain. The conversion gives 55 03 04N, 005 26 32W.
Source: Kingfisher trawling plots a - plot 7, 1982.

23 October 1987. The vessel sank quickly about 6 miles NNW of Corsewall Point according to a report in Wigtown Free Press, dated 18 March 1915.
Letter from G Jones.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.


Further details

19 June 2007
 RCAHMS NOTE

Notes The location cited apparently remains unverified, but is tentatively accepted.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 19 June 2007.



Further details

2011
 REFERENCE

Project Project Adair - Whittaker data upload.

Notes Whittaker ID : 121
Name : HMS BAYANO
Latitude : 550302
Longitude : 52602
Date Built : 1913
Registration : LONDON
Type : HM AMC
Tonnage : 5948
Tonnage Code : G
Length : 125
Beam : 16
Draught : 9m
Position : Position Approximate
Loss Day : 11
Loss Month : 3
Loss Year : 1915
Comment : Torpedoed by U-27 10 miles NWxW (NWxN ?) of Corsewall Pt. Capt. Carr


Further details

19 April 2012
 REFERENCE

Project Project Adair - UKHO data upload.

Notes UKHO Identifier : 003821
Feature Class : Wreck
State : LIVE
Classification : Unclassified
Position (Lat/long) : 55.05056,-5.43389
Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)
WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 55.05058,-5.43496
WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)
Position Quality : Unreliable
Depth Quality : Depth unknown
Water Depth : 102
Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide
Name : HMS BAYANO
Type : AUXILIARY CRUISER
Flag : BRITISH
Length : 127.1
Beam : 16.2
Draught : 9.1
Tonnage : 5948
Tonnage Type : Gross
Date Sunk : 11/03/1915
Bottom Texture : Sand
Contact Description : Entire wreck
Original Sensor : Reported Sinking
Last Sensor : None reported
Original Detection Year : 1915
Last Detection Year : 1982
Original Source : Other
Last Source : Other
Circumstances of Loss : **BUILT IN 1913 BY A STEPHEN & SON, GLASGOW. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY ELDERS & FYFFES LTD. FOUR BOILERS, TWO TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINES FOR 584 NHP, TWIN SHAFT. 2 X 6 INCH GUNS. HIRED FROM 21.11.14 AND CONVERTED INTO AN ARMED MERCHANT CRUISER. PASSAGE GLASGOW FOR LIVERPOOL. TORPEDOED BY U-27 AND SANK VERY QUICKLY. 195 OFFICERS & RATINGS LOST. (SIBI, DODS & GLASGOW HERALD 13.3.15).
Surveying Details : **NO PREVIOUS RECORD.
**20.9.72 SINKING POSN GIVEN AS 550302N, 052606W, 10M NW BY W FROM CORSEWALL PT. (DODS).
**[NO DATE] NOT FOUND DURING HMS FOX SURVEY IN 1972. COULD POSSIBLY BE WRECK IN 550317N, 052610W.
**H5982/82 8.11.82 WK SHOWN IN 550304N, 052632W [OGB] ON KINGFISHER TRAWLING PLOTS A - PLOT 7 [1982]. FOR FILING ONLY. NCA.


Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY
Date Last Amended : 21/04/2005

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Books and References

Larn and Larn, R and B (1998) Shipwreck index of the British Isles: volume 4, Scotland, London
Page(s): DH 11/03/1915 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.LAR

Miller, P C (1992) Galloway shipwrecks, Stranraer
Page(s): 53 54 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.MIL

Whittaker, I G (1998) Off Scotland: a comprehensive record of maritime and aviation losses in Scottish waters, Edinburgh
Page(s): 367 pl. p. 369 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.WHI

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