Fairy: Balmedie Beach, Belhelvie, North Sea

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Alternative Names Belhelvie Sands; 'Just North Of Millden Farm'; Millden Links; Aberdeen; Fairy
Canmore ID 117631
Site Number NJ91NE 8004
NGR NJ 974 165
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District MARITIME
Datum Datum not recorded
NGR Desc NJ c. 974 165
Form Wreck
Latitude N 57 14.4
Longitude W 2 2.6

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Archaeological Notes

NJ91NE 8004 c. 974 165
N57 14.4 W2 2.6

NLO: Balmedie Beach [name centred NJ 978 175]
Belhelvie [name: NJ 948 175]
Millden Links [name centred NJ 968 158]
Aberdeen [name: NJ 95 05].

Formerly entered as Site no. 8296

(Location cited as NJ 974 165). The wreck of the ship 'Fairy' is exposed on the foreshore at Balmedie Beach (and within the area of the country park). The vessel was wrecked on 26 January 1937.
Information from Aberdeenshire Archaeological Service, October 1996.
NMRS, MS/712/12.

(Classified as steel steamship, with cargo of coal (or possibly sugar pulp): date of loss cited as 26 Jnauary 1937). Fairy: this vessel stranded just North of Millden Farm. Capt. Croxford.
Registration: Kings Lynn. Built 1902. 249grt. Length: 37m. Beam: 7m.
(Location of loss cited as N57 14.33 W2 2.00).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Millden Farm is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 7 October 2004.


Project Project Adair - Whittaker data upload.

Notes Whittaker ID : 1595
Name : FAIRY
Latitude : 571420
Longitude : 20200
Date Built : 1902
Registration : KINGS LYNN
Type : SS (STEEL)
Tonnage : 249
Tonnage Code : G
Length : 37
Beam : 7
Draught : 3m
Loss Day : 26
Loss Month : 1
Loss Year : 1937
Comment : Stranded just north of Millden Farm. Capt. Croxford

Further details

External Links

Aberdeenshire Historic Environment Record

Books and References

Baird, R N (2003) Shipwrecks of the North of Scotland, Edinburgh
Page(s): 26 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.BAI

Larn and Larn, R and B (1998) Shipwreck index of the British Isles: volume 4, Scotland, London
Page(s): DB 26/01/1937 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.LAR

Whittaker, I G (1998) Off Scotland: a comprehensive record of maritime and aviation losses in Scottish waters, Edinburgh
Page(s): 161 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.WHI

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