MHG14794 - Scomber Shipwreck: Eilean Beag, Crowlin Islands


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)
  • TRAWLER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NG63NE 8000 6805 3595
N57 21.3 W5 51.3

SCOMBER, fishing out of Fleetwood, ran aground below the lighthouse, north end of Crowlin Island, vessel was badly damaged, six of the crew abandoned the wreck in a small boat and were picked up at 7am by a passing car ferry, PIONEER. Master and 4 crewman were left on the vessel until 3pm, engine room and cabin flooded, listed heavily to starboard. Vessel refloated, repaired and returned to service.
Source; Baird 1995
NG63NE 8001 6826 3621
N 57 21 W 5 51

Formerly NG63NE 8530

Quality of fix = PA
Horizontal Datum = UND

Circumstances of Loss Details

17 July 1970. The steam trawler SCOMBER was lost on Crowlin Island.
Source; Lloyds.

Surveying Details
7 January 1975. The wreck was searched for but not found. There is no knowledge of the wreck amongst the locals.
Report by HMS HECLA, 1974.

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Grid reference Centred NG 6805 3595 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG63NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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