MHG14751 - Winchester: Eilean a Chonnaidh, Cape Wrath


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRIFTER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC25NW 8000 2018 5724
N 58 28 W 5 5

Formerly NC25NW 8461

Quality of fix = PA
Horizontal Datum = OGB

Circumstances of Loss Details
The steam drifter WINCHESTER ran aground on rocks to the west of Cape Wrath. It slipped off and sank in deep water.
Source; Lloyds.

Surveying Details
20 April 1933. A position of 58 28 00N, 005 05 00W is given.
Report by Royal Naval Shore Sig station Dunnet Head.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

Built by Dundee Ship Building Co, engine by A Shanks & Son, Abroath. One report puts her north of Eilean a Connaidh, while another suggests she went ashore half a mile north west of Loch Alsh.
Source; Baird 1995

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Grid reference Centred NC 2018 5724 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC25NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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