MHG46736 - Rambler: Eilean Rubha An Ridire, Sound Of Mull


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • CRAFT (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (12/04/2005)
NM74SW 8013 c. 725 405
N56 30.1 W5 41.8

Formerly entered as NM83SE 8017 at cited location NM c. 85 30 [N56 25 W5 29] and within the quasi-administrative area designated as Maritime - Argyll and Bute.

NLO: Eilean Rubha an Ridire [name: NM 725 405]
Sound of Mull [name centred NM 58 46]
Oban [name: NM 862 303]
Firth of Lorn [name centred NM 69 19].

Greenock, 27th Sept. 'The RAMBLER of Peterhead, Duncan, from Archangel to Wigton, ran on shore 23d instant, upon the Rudder Isles, in the Sound of Mull, fell over and bilged: cargo discharging.'
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 5947, London, Friday October 1 1824.

Oban, 1st Oct.. 'On the 23d ulto., the RAMBLER of Peterhead, Lunnan, from Archangel to the Solway Frith [Firth], struck upon a rock in the Sound of Mull, but after discharging part of her cargo was got off, and brought in here on the 26th in a leaky state.'
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 5948, London, Tuesday October 5 1824.

NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 6369).

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably on account of her successful recovery.
The 'Rudder Isles' are presumably to be equated with the Eilean Rubha an Ridire, which form a major hazard to navigation on the northern side of the eastern entrance to the Sound.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 12 April 2005.

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Grid reference Centred NM 72 40 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM74SW

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