MHG24282 - Chadwick: Rubha Ban, Oisgill Bay


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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NG15SW 8000 1312 5023
N 57 27.1 W 6 47

Formerly NG15SW 8516

Horizontal Datum = OGB
General water depth = 5

Circumstances of Loss Details
The steamship CHADWICK sank whilst on a voyage from the Clyde to Petersburg.
Source; Dictionary of Disasters at Sea.

Surveying Details
The CHADWICK sunk at Clanneache, west Skye.
Source; Dictionary of Disasters at Sea. [presumably this should read "an ceannaich"].

8 July 1975. The wreck was located at 57 27 12N, 006 47 06W. It is thought to be 19th century collier. There is much coal lying nearby. The vessel possibly had 3 funnels. A device engraved with "Wilson Single Sight Corrector - patent no. 933" was found on the wreck. This will be investigated further.
Report by S Robinson, Edinburgh.

8 April 1986. The site was investigated by submersible using side scan sonar. Nothing was found. Quantities of coal have been washed up on beach at Oisgill bay, according to local knowledge. It is assumed that the wreck has been broken up.
Report by HMS FOX.

29 June 1988. The broken up remains of the collier CHADWICK lie at 57 27 06N, 006 47 00W. Divers have identified it by name found on part of the bow section.
Report by M Johnson.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

CHADWICK, lies below a large boulder at the foot of the cliff of Rubha Ban at the north end of Oisgill bay, c.30 metres off the gullies and low rocks. Least depth is 17m.
Source; Baird 1995

CHADWICK is dispersed, keel uppermost, parts of the superstructure can be seen.
Source; Ridley 1985.

Cross Ref: NG15SW 8516 UNKNOWN

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Grid reference Centred NG 1312 5023 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG15SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish DUIRINISH

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