Newshot Ship Graveyard
Survey and historical research
Covered with every tide and largely hidden from view, in one of the busiest waterways in Scotland, lie the remains of a group of extraordinary vessels.
Most are wooden mud punts, floating platforms that received the mud from the dredgers during the creation of the Clyde Navigation. Among these vessels are the remains of 4 schooners, damaged in a fire and brought here in 1914. Erskine resident, Ian, who knows the site well and brought it to our attention, has also identified what is possibly the only surviving remains of a 19th century diving bell barge.
Joining forces with the Nautical Archaeology Society, SCHARP volunteers from the Erskine area and further afield are surveying, recording and researching this historically significant group of vessels.
Explore the mud punts in incredible detail by clicking on the screen below, zooming in and panning around. Created by Edward Martin.
Explore the schooners and the diving bell barge in incredible detail by clicking on the screen below, zooming in and panning around. Created by Edward Martin.
The diving bell barge is the long D-shaped vessel with a square cutaway at the back amongst a group of mud punts.