MHG47177 - Kensington: Kyle Akin, Loch Alsh


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • BRIGANTINE (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (05/04/2004)
NG72NE 8013 c. 75 26
N57 16 W5 44

Possibly on map sheet NG72NW.

NLO: Kyle of Lochalsh [name: NG 762 272]
Kyleakin [name: NG 754 263]
Loch Alsh [name centred NG 80 25]
Kyle Akin [name centred NG 758 268].

26 November 1874, KENSINGTON, 14 yrs old, of Whitehaven, wooden brigantine, 152 tons, 7 crew, Master W. R. Davis, Owner D. Borrodale, departed Skelleftea for Whitehaven, carrying wood, wind SW5, stranded, S. side of Kyleakin Sound.
Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1874 - 75 (1875 [C.1341] LXX.501).
NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 2512).

The loss of this is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), suggesting that she was refloated.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 5 April 2004.

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Grid reference Centred NG 75 26 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG72NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH

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