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Hmt Vulture: Loch Eriboll, Atlantic

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    VULTURE I; VULTURE 1; VULTURE II; VULTURE 2; H 470; PENTLAND FIRTH; HMS VULTURE II; VULTURE II (H 470) (EX. VULTURE I)
  • Canmore ID
    101960
  • Site type
    REQUISITIONED STEAM TRAWLER (20TH CENTURY), STEAM TRAWLER
  • Parish
    MARITIME - HIGHLAND
  • Council
    NOT APPLICABLE
  • NGR
    NC 44313 58547
  • Latitude, longitude
    58.487244N, 4.672324W
  • Archeological notes
    NC45NW 8001 4380 5855 N58 29.25 W4 40.2 NLO: Loch Eriboll [name centred NC 44 60] Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81]. Formerly entered as NC45NW 8470. Quality of fix = PA Evidence = Estimated Horizontal Datum = OGB Circumstances of Loss Details ----------------------------- HM Trawler VULTURE 2 was sunk after a collision. Surveying Details ----------------------------- 16 May 1918. The wreck's position is given as 58 29 15N, 004 40 00W. 10 December 1918. There is no neccessity for either demolishing or marking the wreck as it is not a danger. 1926. Salvage operations are possible. Hydrographic Office, 1995. (Classified as iron trawler: registration cited as H 470, former name as Vulture I, and date of loss as 16 March 1918). Vulture II: this vessel was in collision, and sank in Loch Eriboll. Registration: Hull. Built 1899. 190grt. Length: 35m. Beam: 6m. (Location of loss cited asd N58 29.25 W4 40.20). I G Whittaker 1998. The location of loss cited by UKHO remains unverified, but is accepted. This wreck is probably to be identified with the vessel (described as both a 'minesweeper' and an 'armed trawler') that Ridley places at NC c. 444 583 [N58 29.1 W4 40.1], in 30m depth of water. Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 8 October 2002. G Ridley 1992.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Sutherland, Sheet XV1874