MHG24136 - Wreck - W. A. Massey: Minch


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)
  • SAILING VESSEL <BY FORM/TYPE> (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

For Handa Island Archaeological Report see Assoc Docs NC14NW0002
NC04NE 8000 0505 4681
N 58 22 W 5 20

Formerly NC04NE 8457

Quality of fix = PA
Horizontal Datum = OGB

Circumstances of Loss Details
The W A MASSEY sank after an explosion which shook the ship.
Report by crew of the drifter ROSE.

Surveying Details
17 March 1918. The drifter ROSE, which was fishing next to the W A MASSEY reported the position to be 58 22 00N, 005 20 00W.

2 April 1918. The wreck's position is reported as the same as above or 4 minutes west by north from Handa Island in the Minch

13 March 1984. The site was not found during a category A sonar search. Report by Land & Marine.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred NC 0505 4681 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC04NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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