MHG14812 - William H Welch (Fore Section Possibly): Sgeir Maolmhoraidh Shuas


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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NG89SW 8000 8148 9240
N 57 52.0667 W 5 41.0833

Formerly NG89SW 8419

Quality of fix = E
Horizontal Datum = OGB

Circumstances of Loss Details
See 57 52 33N, 005 43 03W for details of the loss of the liberty ship WILLIAM H WELCH.

Surveying Details
7 July 1970. The forepart has since broken up
Report by Lloyds from a letter dated 24 June 1970.

9 July 1970. The wreck was located by J Goldby (HMS CONDOR) in the above position.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

Steamer WILLIAM H. WELCH lost 26 Feb 1944, 4.35am. North west corner of Louva or Luva Island, approximately 7 mile from Rudh Pie Lighthouse. Wind north strong to moderate gale with showers of sleet of short duration. Sea rough, heavy ground swell. 65 persons lost, 12 saved.
Source; Donald Mackenzie, Principal Lightkeeper, Rudh Pie Lighthouse.


WILLIAM H WELCH, stern section lies broken up and scattered over a wide area close to the shore. Bow section is fairly intact just off the rocky islet of Sgeir Maol Mhoraaidh Shuas. Two lifeboats still lie where they were washed up on the shore of Eilean Furadh Mor.
Source; Baird 1995

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Grid reference Centred NG 8147 9240 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG89SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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