MHG61494 - Possible 1st Class Zulu wooden fishing boat - Loch Fleet


Remains of a possible 1st Class 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 L. Remains of a wooden fishing boat, probably 1st Class based on size of area remains are spread over, though keel not seen. Remains of 6 futtocks/floors (oak) visible. Upstanding stern post (oak) at raked angle with attached gudgeons, may indicate that this was a Zulu, though stem post not seen. Short length of pipe protruding from sand of foreshore around midship may be an exhaust pipe or part of a bilge pump. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7980 9499 (13m by 13m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH79SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

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