ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
STRATHTAY
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1891
Official Number
98568
Description
Yard Number: 268
Fishing number: A661

1898/99: Owner Aberdeen Steam Trawling & Fishing Co.

Left Aberdeen on 9 February 1900 with a crew of nine and was never heard of again.

16 February 1900: Lost off Shetland Isles. Mainland Sumburgh, Hogg of the Ness, 59.51.20N 01.18.30W. Voyage Aberdeen - fishing and return.

In 1977 a piece of wreckage was discovered on the foreshore at Sumburgh which included a builder's name plate and year. During a severe storm on 16.02.1900 a trawler was observed from Sumburgh Head Lighthouse lying between Sumburgh Head and Horse Holm steaming to her anchors. At a later stage of the storm distress flares were observed in the area, but with no facilities available to attempt any sort of rescue, nothing could be done. Once conditions and visibility improved there was no sign of the trawler, and it is presumed she was overwhelmed by the storm, with the loss of all hands.

The remains of the wreck, comprising spare anchor, chain, engine, valves, brass fittings etc can be indentified among the kelp growth on the boulder strewn seabed, close to the tip of Scat Ness in approx 14 metres of water. http://shetlopedia.com/Strathtay

Wrecksite: - http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/238449/details/strathtay+hog+of+the+ness+scat+ness+atlantic/
Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Shipowner
Aberdeen Steam Trawling and Fishing Company
Dimensions
length 102 3/12' x breadth 20 1/12' x depth 11 7/12'
gross tonnage: 155 ton
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