MHG27591 - Inger Toft: Sea of the Hebrides


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

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NG04NE 8000 0784 4669
N57 25 W6 52

Formerly NG04NE 1

2190gt, length 285.6', beam 41.5' draught 19.9'
The British steamship INGER TOFT (ex ELPHINSTON), built in 1920 by Swan Hunter, was torpedoed by U722 (commanded by Reimers) at 9.20 on 16 march 1945. The position given was bearing 270 degrees, 3 miles from Neist Point. 30 survivors were picked up by the anti-submarine trawler GRENADIER. The position is as given in German records, and also in 'British Vessel Lost at Sea 1939-45'. 'Lloyds World War 2 Losses' gives the latitude as 57 25 30N. She had been enroute from Reykjavik to Loch Ewe and London with a cargo of 604 tons of herring meal and 281 tons of cod liver oil. A number of barrels of cod liver oil were recovered in the Western Highlnds.
Source; Baird 1995

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Grid reference Centred NG 0784 4669 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG04NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish DUIRINISH

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