Ben Torc: Greg Ness, North Sea

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Alternative Names A 604; Cromarty Firth; Nigg Bay; Gregness; Aberdeen; Ben Torc (A 604)
Site Type STEAM TRAWLER (20TH CENTURY)
Canmore ID 209739
Site Number NJ90SE 8008
NGR NJ 971 042
Council ABERDEEN, CITY OF
Parish MARITIME - ABERDEEN CITY OF
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District MARITIME
Former County NOT APPLICABLE
Datum Datum not recorded
NGR Desc NJ c. 971 042
Form Casualty
Latitude N 57 7.7
Longitude W 2 2.9

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Archaeological Notes

NJ90SE 8008 c. 971 042
N57 7.7 W2 2.9

NLO: Greg Ness [name: NJ 971 042]
Aberdeen [name: NJ 95 05]
Cromarty Firth [name centred NH 69 67]
Nigg Bay [name centred NJ 968 046].

(Location of loss cited as 'Cromarty Firth, Nigg Bay, Greg Ness').
R Larn and B Larn 1998.

(Classified as steel steam trawler: registration cited as A 604 and date of loss as 6 June 1927). Ben Torc: [this vessel] stranded at Gregness [Greg Ness], 0.5 mile S of Aberdeen.
Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1913. 199grt. Length: 35m. Beam: 7m.
(Location of loss cited as N57 7.75 W2 2.75).
I G Whittaker 1998.

(Location entered as NJ c. 971 042 [N57 7.7 W2 2.9]). The location, map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are essentilly tentative. Greg Ness cannot be identified within Nigg Bay or the Cromarty Firth, and the location of this stranding within this area by Larn and Larn appears highly improbable. It should also be listed within section DB (rather than DC) of their work.
Whittaker locates the wreck on Greg Ness near Aberdeen, and this appears more probable, being consistent with both the type of vessel and her port of registration.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 22 February 2002.

6 June 1927
 LOSS

Notes (Location of loss cited as 'Cromarty Firth, Nigg Bay, Greg Ness').
R Larn and B Larn 1998.

(Classified as steel steam trawler: registration cited as A 604 and date of loss as 6 June 1927). Ben Torc: [this vessel] stranded at Gregness [Greg Ness], 0.5 mile S of Aberdeen.
Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1913. 199grt. Length: 35m. Beam: 7m.
(Location of loss cited as N57 7.75 W2 2.75).
I G Whittaker 1998.



Further details

22 February 2002
 RCAHMS NOTE

Notes (Location entered as NJ c. 971 042 [N57 7.7 W2 2.9]). The location, map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are essentilly tentative. Greg Ness cannot be identified within Nigg Bay or the Cromarty Firth, and the location of this stranding within this area by Larn and Larn appears highly improbable. It should also be listed within section DB (rather than DC) of their work.
Whittaker locates the wreck on Greg Ness near Aberdeen, and this appears more probable, being consistent with both the type of vessel and her port of registration.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 22 February 2002.



Further details

22 February 2002
 NAMED LOCATION (NLO)

Notes NLO: Greg Ness [name: NJ 971 042]
Aberdeen [name: NJ 95 05]
Cromarty Firth [name centred NH 69 67]
Nigg Bay [name centred NJ 968 046].



Further details

2011
 REFERENCE

Project Project Adair - Whittaker data upload.

Notes Whittaker ID : 743
Name : BEN TORC (A 604)
Latitude : 570745
Longitude : 20245
Date Built : 1913
Registration : ABERDEEN
Type : STEAM TRAWLER(STEEL)
Tonnage : 199
Tonnage Code : G
Length : 35
Beam : 7
Draught : 4m
Loss Day : 6
Loss Month : 9
Loss Year : 1927
Comment : Stranded at Gregness, 0.5 mile S of Aberdeen


Further details

 
Books and References

Baird, R N (2003) Shipwrecks of the North of Scotland, Edinburgh
Page(s): 11 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): DC 06/09/1927 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): 169 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.WHI

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