MHG14797 - Embrace: Ornsay, Sound of Sleat


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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

NG71SW 8001 7103 1383
N 57 9.5 W 5 47.2

Formerly NG71SW 8526

Horizontal Datum = UND
94gt, length 86.2, beam 18,5' draught 9.1'
EMBRACE was a steam trawler, built in 1907 by Mackie & Thomson, Glasgow, engine by C Houston & Co, Glasgow, registered in Inverness.
Source; Baird 1995

EMBRACE, wreck lies just north of Ornsay and due east of Duisdalemore.
Source; Ridley 1985.
Circumstances of Loss Details
26 August 1976. The hired drifter EMBRACE, which was built 1907 and saw service in World War I, grounded 2 August 1940 in Loch Alsh.
Source; Ships of the Royal Navy (Vol 2 p.118) by Colledge.

Surveying Details
26 August 1976. The wreck, presumed to be the EMBRACE, lies off the coast of Skye, near Ornsay at 57 09 30N, 005 47 12W. It was located by sub-aqua divers from Inverness who are trying to purchase it.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

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Grid reference Centred NG 7102 1383 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG71SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SLEAT

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