MHG25586 - Gertrud: Stroma, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)
  • (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

ND37NW 8001 3490 7914
N 58 41.7333 W 3 7.4

Formerly ND37NW 8492

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Circumstances of Loss Details
The steamship GERTRUD ran aground.

Surveying Details
3 June 1934. The vessel went ashore on the north side of Stroma at a position bearing 080 degrees (true) and approximately 8 miles, from Dunnet Head.
Report by Royal Naval Signal Station Dunnet Head, 1 June 1934.

8 June 1934. The vessel is completely broken up and no longer visible. Report by Royal Naval Signal Station, Dunnet Head, 3 Juen 1934.

21 January 1985. The site was not found nor referred to in the report of survey carried out by BUE Subsea.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

Steamship GERTRUD, 1627 ton, of Helsingfors, master R. Wallen, bound from Manchester to Helsingfors. Lost 1 June 1934, 6.50 (not shown if am or pm). Langaton, 1/4 mile from Stroma Lighthouse. Fog signal sounding from 5.10am. Weather calm, dense fog. Cause of wreck strong tide & dense fog. All 22 persons saved. Cargo ballast. Shortly after the crew had been taken off by one of the local boats the steamer commenced to break up & within 14 hours no trace of her was visible above water.
Source; Hugh H. William Innes, Principal Lighkeeper, Stroma Lighhouse.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3490 7914 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND37NW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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