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HER Number:MDV42617
Name:Wreck of the Robert off Tibbett's Point

Summary

Site of the wreck of the Robert, a coaster sunk in 1975.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 149 462
Map Sheet:SS14NW
Admin AreaDevon

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS14NW/81

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WRECK (Wrecked, Late 20th Century - 1975 AD to 1975 AD)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV165338.

Lies on starboard side in 22-25m at 511124;043888, 1 mile off tibbett's point. Fully intact (mcdonald).

Rule, N., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV21273.

'robert'. Referred to in 1976 as 'recently wrecked' (rule).

HISCOCK, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV21275.

Wrecked in 1975 (hiscock).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV21277.

Des=heath, j. /(21/3/1992)/pers comm to a. M. Dick.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV21278.

Rule, n. /nas newsletter/1(1991)8-10/potters bar sub-aqua club 1990 survey of the iona ii: extracts from the draft report/copy in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV21279.

Hiscock, k. /lundy field soc. Annual report/32(1981)40-4/marine life on the wreck of the m. V. Robert.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV21280.

Mcdonald, k. /diver/(sep 1994)64-70/the key to north devon.

HEATH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV4011.

Lies in 24m of water, close to iona ii (ss14nw/080), to which she was at one time connected by a divers' rope. Silting badly in 1991 (heath).

Robertson, P., 1995, Marine Archaeology and Lundy Marine Nature Reserve: An Assessment for English Nature and the Landmark Trust, 4 (Report - non-specific). SDV349969.

Bottom is at 18 metres at low water, 9 metres proud. Up to 5% may be buried. 80% of hull covered in marine growth. Evidence of fishing line on site.
Hull almost completely intact. Wooden wheelhouse has collapsed, but rudder, deck winches and hatches in place. Propeller, portholes and mast structures absent. Cargo hold (intact) empty except for some duck boarding. Hull appears fairly stable.
Single screw coaster sunk in 1975 with cargo of coal.
Video footage and photos taken.

Grant, M. J. + Sturt, F. + Dix, J., 2015, Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Phase One Desk-Based Assessment for South-West England: North Coast of Devon (excluding Exmoor) and North Coast of Cornwall: Project Design, Fig 3 (Un-published). SDV358399.

Position visible in bathymetry.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165338Migrated Record:
SDV21273Migrated Record: Rule, N..
SDV21275Migrated Record: HISCOCK.
SDV21277Migrated Record:
SDV21278Migrated Record:
SDV21279Migrated Record:
SDV21280Migrated Record:
SDV349969Report - non-specific: Robertson, P.. 1995. Marine Archaeology and Lundy Marine Nature Reserve: An Assessment for English Nature and the Landmark Trust. A4 Grip Bound + Digital. 4.
SDV358399Un-published: Grant, M. J. + Sturt, F. + Dix, J.. 2015. Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Phase One Desk-Based Assessment for South-West England: North Coast of Devon (excluding Exmoor) and North Coast of Cornwall: Project Design. University of Southampton. Digital. Fig 3.
SDV4011Migrated Record: HEATH.

Associated Monuments

MDV42122Related to: Wreck of Iona II off Gull Rock (Maritime)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 25 2019 4:28PM