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PROTECTED WRECKS IN THE UK

Wrecks designated as Maritime Scheduled Ancient Monuments:

The seven remaining wrecks of the German High Seas Fleet, scuttled at Scapa Flow, Orkney on 21st June 1919 have been protected as maritime Scheduled Ancient Monuments, as have the remains of eight Fifie sailing fishing vessels giving a snapshot of boats engaged in the Scottish fishing industry at the turn of the 20th Century. A further scheduled wreck is the LOUISA, a rare example of a large seagoing merchant vessel of the mid 19th century, demonstrating the transition from timber to iron in ship construction.

Name of Wreck

Type of Vessel

Location

BRUMMER

Light Cruiser

Scapa Flow, Orkney

58 53.815N

003 09.207W

Plus 500m diameter area encompassing debris field

DRESDEN

Light Cruiser

Scapa Flow, Orkney

58 52.943N

003 08.455W

Plus 500m diameter area encompassing debris field

KARLSRUHE

Light Cruiser

Scapa Flow, Orkney

58 53.350N

003 11.352W

Plus 500m diameter area encompassing debris field

KOLN

Light Cruiser

Scapa Flow, Orkney

58 53.830N

003 09.181W

Plus 500m diameter area encompassing debris field

KONIG

Battleship

Scapa Flow, Orkney

58 53.198N

003 09.181W

& 500m diameter area encompassing debris field

KRONPRINZ WILHELM

Battleship

Scapa Flow, Orkney

58 53.622N

003 09.904W

& 500m diameter area encompassing debris field

MARKGRAF

Batteship

Scapa Flow, Orkney

58 53.475N

003 10.010W

& 500m diameter area encompassing debris field

Kilspindie Hulk No.1

Rare 19th-early 20th century 'Fifie' sailing fishing vessel

Kilspindie, Aberlady Bay, Lothian

NT 46063 80293 (+/-10m)

Kilspindie Hulk  No.2

Rare 19th-early 20th century 'Fifie' sailing fishing vessel

Kilspindie, Aberlady Bay, Lothian

NT 45971 80343 (+/-11m)

Kilspindie Hulk  No.3

Rare 19th-early 20th century 'Fifie' sailing fishing vessel

Kilspindie, Aberlady Bay, Lothian

NT 45973 80271 (+/-13m)

Kilspindie Hulk  No.4

Rare 19th-early 20th century 'Fifie' sailing fishing vessel

Kilspindie, Aberlady Bay, Lothian

NT 45960 803289 (+/-11m)

Kilspindie Hulk  No.5

Rare 19th-early 20th century 'Fifie' sailing fishing vessel

Kilspindie, Aberlady Bay, Lothian

NT 45930 80317 (+/-13m)

Kilspindie Hulk  No.6

Rare 19th-early 20th century 'Fifie' sailing fishing vessel

Kilspindie, Aberlady Bay, Lothian

NT 45911 80305 (+/-14m)

Kilspindie Hulk  No.7

Rare 19th-early 20th century 'Fifie' sailing fishing vessel

Kilspindie, Aberlady Bay, Lothian

NT 45908 80319 (+/-12m)

Kilspindie Hulk  No.8

Rare 19th-early 20th century 'Fifie' sailing fishing vessel

Kilspindie, Aberlady Bay, Lothian

NT 45877 80338 (+/-14m)

LOUISA

A seagoing merchant vessel of Cardiff dating to the 2nd half of the 19th century & bridging the period between timber & iron build vessels.

Grangetown, Cardiff (River Taf)

Scheduled area 60m x 40m centred on NGR ST 181 740

Information kindly provided by Historic Scotland, Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments and Deanna Groom (formerly of Connect Archaeology).