MHG15102 - Ballista: Eilean Rubha an Ridire, Sound of Mull


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Type and Period (2)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NM74SW 8003 7234 4064
N56 30.1 W5 41.9

Formerly NM74SW 8580

BALLISTA, owned by the Elliot Diving Co, came ashore right on top of the vessel she had been salvaging the day before. Parts of superstructure still appear at low spring tides. Wreck (intact hull) lies upright in depths of 3-10 metres. Beneath her keel are the remains of a larger vessel, presumably the RIVER TAY.
Source; Moir and Crawford 1994.

BALLISTA, built W J Yarwood & Son of Northwich, Cheshire. The BALLISTA was their ship No. 638, built in 1939.
Source; Baird 1995

BALLISTA, is fairly intact and upright in 8 metres depth. She lies on top of 2 other wrecks, one of which may be the drifter ARDFERN. Source includes a location sketch plan.
Source; Butland & Siedlecki, BSAC Wrcek Register 1987.

Cross ref:

It is reported that the Ballista remains visible at low water, but her hull structure is now well broken up. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NM 7233 4064 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM74SW
Civil Parish MORVERN
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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