NJ90NE 8007 9832 0794
N57 9.75 W2 1.6667
NLO: Girdle Ness [name: NJ 973 053]
Aberdeen [name: NJ 95 05].
Quality of fix = HSA
Evidence = Swept by Wire (Single Ship/Boat Drift Sweep)
Horizontal Datum = OGB
General water depth = 22
Circumstances of Loss Details The GLEN TANAR was mined.
The vessel was first reported lost 1 mile NE from Girdleness.
7 April 1959. The wreck was drift swept. It cleared at 19.5 metres, but fouled at 20.1 metres. The site is in the general depth of 22.5 metres. The least echosounder depth was 19.5 in 22.5 metres. A scour pit was observed to the depth of 25.5 metres in the level sand of the seabed. Horizonatal sextant angles - Girdleness lighthouse 50degs 56mins; Dance Hall cupola 25 degrees 43 mins; St Machars Church (N spire). This gives 57 09 44.5N, 002 01 40W.
Report by HMS SCOTT 4 June 1958.
22 February 1977. HMS SCOTT's 1958 position is confirmed. Decca (u)chain 2a/mp red f 16.67 green f 33.67 purple a 71.24.
Report by HMS ENTERPRISE, 1976.
Hydrographic Office, 1995.
(Classified as steel steamship with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 3 May 1917). Glen Tanar: this vessel was mined (torpedoed?) 1 mile NE of Girdle Ness.
Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1909. 817grt. Length: 58m. Beam: 9m.
(Location cited as N57 9.75 W2 1.67).
I G Whittaker 1998.
The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Girdle Ness (Girdleness) Lighthouse (NJ90NE 8.00) is at NJ 97159 05348.
Aberdeen Harbour (NJ90NE 7.00) is centred at NJ 95 05. The present entrance may be considered to lie at NJ c. 963 060, but this location reflects development towards the East through the construction of successive piers and breakwaters.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 February 2004.