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Tearing Ledge
Location  

Place Name : near Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly

Lat / Long : 49 ° 52 ' 12 '' North - 6 ° 26' 29'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
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Construction
Type : Possibly third or fifth rate Built :  
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History
Sunk : 1707 possibly Cause : struck Western Rocks Date Found :
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Postition
Orientation : unknown Lying : unknown Condition : Unknown
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Access : unknown
War Grave : Unknown Protected : Unknown
Restrictions : An area within 200m radius of position 49 52' 12" N., 06 26' 29" W.. Chart affected: 34. This site is a designated Historic Wreck under the Protection of Wrecks Act, 1973
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The Tearing Ledge site may be the remains of one of a number of ships belonging to Sir Cloudisley Shovell's fleet which struck the Western Rocks on October 22-3, 1707. The wreck is most likely to be that of the Eagle, a 70 gun third rate, but the possibility that it is the Romney, a 50 gun fifth rate, or indeed parts of both cannot be ruled out.
ADU designation: March 13, 1975; 1975 No. 1; 1975/174.
ADU licences: 1975-81 excavation; 1985 excavation.

References :
Larn, R. & McBride, P., 1985, Sir Cloudisley Shovell's Disaster. Historic Maritime Series No. 1. Plymouth. Larn, R., 1984, Unidentified artefacts 1. IJNA 13.2: 113-9.
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