MHG48681 - Blue Bonnet: Stroma, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (27/04/2007 11:23:43)
ND37NE 8030 c. 35 76
N58 40 W3 7

NLO: Island of Stroma [name: ND 35 77]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND37NW.

Location formerly entered as ND c. 35 77 [N58 40 W3 7].

Huna, 25th May. The BLUE BONNET, of Leith, Grandison, from Lerwick to Scrabster, in ballast, got ashore on the Island of Stroma this morning, and is full of water, and will probably become a wreck if the weather prove unfavourable: materials saved.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,465, London, Thursday May 28 1857.

Huna, 30th Mal. The BLUE BONNET, from Lerwick to Scrabster, which was stranded on the Island of Stroma, 25th May, has got off and sunk in deep water, and must become a total wreck.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,470, London, Wednesday June 3 1857.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9389).

St. Margaret's Hope, 23rd July. A schooner, supposed to be a foreign vessel, from Liverpool, with salt, struck on the Island of Stroma, in the Pentland Frith [Firth], the same day, and sank.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,517, London, Tuesday June 28 1857.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9393).

(Classified as wooden schooner, in ballast: date of loss cited as 25 May 1857). Blue Bonnet: this vessel stranded at the SE corner of Stroma. Capt. Grandison.
Registration: Leith. Built 1856. 121grt. Length: 27m. Beam: 6m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 40.25 W3 6.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The classification and location of loss cited by Whittaker remain unverified. The report dated 23 July 1857 presumably refers to the same vessel, although a specific cargo is cited.
The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 24 April 2007.

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Grid reference Centred ND 34 75 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND37NW

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