MHG27598 - Apollo: Fladda Chuain, Little Minch
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Type and Period (1)
- WRECK (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)
- None recorded
NG38SE 8000 3636 8199
N57 44.5 W6 25.8
APOLLO, built Holland, Cypriot owned. Wreck reported to be breaking up. There is also reported to be wreckage at 57 44 42N 6 26 30W, and that this might be the remains of the OFELA or ORPHELIA (a mistranslation of APOLLO). There is also wreckage at 57 44 24N 6 25 42W, but this may be the remains of the Liberty ship FREDERICK BARTHOLDI.
Source; Baird 1995
APOLLO, ex BELL COMBAT, ex KATHAR, ex SANTIAGO, 1274 ton gross, 247' x 36' x 13'8". Built 1966. On 21 September 1971 she was stranded on the west side of Fladda-Chuain. The wreck lies in 10 metres of water and the port rail dries. She is listing 60 degrees to starboard. The stern and steering compartment appears intact. Masts lie on the seabed. The upper decks have collapsed over the engine.
Source; Butland & Siedlecki, BSAC Wreck Register 1987.
The wreck is breaking up but the stern is intact. At low water springs she is 1 metre above the surface.
Source; Ridley 1985.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Baird, B. 1995. Shipwrecks of the West of Scotland. 261.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Butland and Siedlecki, W E and J K (comps). 1987. BSAC wreck register, Scotland, 2, West coast (and) Western Isles. rev.. 24 (047).
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Ridley, G. 1990. Dive North-West Scotland. revised ed.. 96.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 3636 8119 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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