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Dartmouth
Location  

Place Name : Eilean Rudha an Ridire, Sound of Mull

Lat / Long : 56 ° 30 ' 6 '' North - 5 ° 41' 54'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : small frigate Built : 1655  
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History
Sunk : 1690 Cause : Date Found : 1973
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Postition
Orientation : unknown Lying : unknown Condition : Unknown
Seabed Type : Unknown
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Wreck Owner
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Access : unknown
War Grave : Unknown Protected : Unknown
Restrictions : An area within 50m radius of position 56 30.19' N., 05 41.95' W.. No part of the res
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The Dartmouth, a small frigate or fifth rate, was built in 1655 and refitted in 1678. Her long workman-like life came to an end in 1690 during a punitive campaign in the Sound of Mull. A storm drove her from anchorage and ashore on one of the rocky islands in the Sound on October 9, 1690. Discovered in 1973 by divers from Bristol, parts of the site were jointly investigated by them and the St. Andrews Institute of Maritime Archaeology. The site was re-designated in 1992 to prevent further damage from the uncontrolled activities of sport divers.
ADU designation: June 25, 1992; 1992 No. 2; 1992/1229 (S. 123). Original Designation Order (April 11, 1974; 1974 No 6; 1974/458) revoked but wreck re-designated as above due to new information.
ADU licences: 1992 survey, 1994 survey.

References :
Adnams, J. R., 1974, The Dartmouth, a British frigate wrecked off Mull, 1690. IJNA 3.2: 269-74. Martin, C. J. M., 1978, The Dartmouth, a British frigate wrecked off Mull, 1690. 5. The ship. IJNA 7.1: 9-58. Martin, P. de C., 1977, The Dartmouth, a British frigate wrecked off Mull, 1690. 4. The clay pipes. IJNA 6.3: 219-23. McBride, P., 1976, The Dartmouth, a British frigate wrecked off Mull, 1690. 3. The guns. IJNA 5.3:189-200. Holman, R. G., 1977, The real "lowdown" on the wreck of the Dartmouth. Triton 22.1: 12.
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