MHG61496 - Probable 1st Class Zulu wooden fishing boat - Loch Fleet


Remains of a probable 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 M. Remains of a wooden fishing boat probably 1st Class based on area of scattered elements, though bow end not seen. Possibly a Zulu based on group association and the raked angle of the surviving base of the stern post. Keel/keelson intermittently visible, with collapsed frames (oak) on starboard side. Although external planking not seen (possibly survives buried beneath frames and ballast) the saw-tooth edge of the frames indicates that this was clinker-built. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7980 9498 (13m by 13m)
Map sheet NH79SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

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