MHG24208 - Alexsander: Sound of Mull


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NM64SE 8001 6623 4103
N 56 30 W 5 42

Formerly NM64SE 8581

Quality of fix = PA
Horizontal Datum = UND
General water depth = 30

Circumstances of Loss Details
The ALEKSANDER was not listed in the Dictionary of Disasters at Sea or Lloyds War Loss books.

Surveying Details
The wreck's position was given as 56 30 00N, 005 42 00W [Cross Ref; RIVER TAY]. Source; authority not stated.

14 January 1974. The position and area were sounded out, but nothing was located. Report by boat party.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

Cross Ref: NM74SW 8581 RIVER TAY (see also BALISTA) and NM64SE 8581 RIVER TAY

ALEXANDER, possibly attempting to recover coal dumped by the RIVER TAY, went aground and sank in the same place. May therefore be the vessel lying underneath the BALLISTA. Another suggestion is that one of the wrecks beneath the BALLISTA may be the vessel ARDFERN, possibly sunk in 1950.
Source; Baird 1995

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Grid reference Centred NM 6622 4103 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM64SE
Civil Parish MORVERN
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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