MHG61487 - Possible Zulu wooden fishing boat - Loch Fleet


Remains of a possible Zulu wooden fishing boat, Loch Fleet

Type and Period (1)

  • WRECK (19th Century to 20th Century - 1801 AD to 2000 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Report in Northern Times May 12th 1995.
"Embo fishing fleet, after the war (1914-18) due to so many not returning and the migration of the herring that the boats constituting the fleet were taken round to loch Fleet and burned?". Memory of Richard Easson, Tain

As part of the Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk Project (SCHARP) in 2014, a survey was carried out of a boat graveyard at Loch Fleet in partnership with the North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NoSAS) and the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS).

Vessel F. Remains of a wooden fishing boat, possibly a Zulu on the basis of group association with the rest of the Loch Fleet boat graveyard. The ?keel and keelson lie just beneath the level of the foreshore mud, visible as outlines, with Fe fittings standing proud, length of the keel is uncertain as full extent obscured by mud, width 0.15m. 17 futtocks, longest 1.4m in length, lie on the ?port side. Lower ends of futtocks may continue beneath the sand, upper ends may have been cut. One roughly triangular timber, ?floor, partly protrudes from the mud between the frames and keel, lying at an angle, with two Fe fastenings attached. A detached timber with a curve at one end may be the remains of the stern post. If so the angle suggested by the curve would support the identification of the vessel as a Zulu. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7976 9500 (13m by 13m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH79NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

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