MHG47509 - Minerva: Ullapool, Loch Broom


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • CRAFT (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (20/11/2007 12:50:23)
NH19SW 8014 c. 12 93
N57 53 W5 10

NLO: Ullapool [name: NH 125 942]
Loch Broom [name centred NC 14 92].

The MINERVA, Sketchley, from Liverpool to New York, which put into Ullapool dismasted, was burnt to the water's edge 4th instant. Cargo destroyed, with the exception of the 20 bales, which were thrown overboard and drifted on shore.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 5262, London, Friday March 13 1818.
NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 5972).

(Classified as [full-rigged] ship, with general cargo : date of loss cited as 4 March 1818). Minerva: this vesseol was destroyed by fire at Ullapool. Registration: New York.
(Location of loss cited as N57 53.5 W5 9.5).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.
The classification or rig that is cited by Whittaker remains unverified, but is accepted.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 20 November 2007.

Canonballs said to be salvaged from the American ship The Minerva, are in Ullapool Museum. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 11 92 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH19SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Finds (1)

  • CANNON BALL (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

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