MHG49884 - Elizabeth: Skerry, Stroma, Pentland Firth

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  • WRECK (Undated)

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NMRS Report: (28/09/2006 14:04:47)
ND37SW 8012 c. 342 757
N58 39.9 W3 8.1

NLO: Skerry [name: ND 342 757]
Mell Head [name: ND 339 761]
Island of Stroma [name: ND 35 77]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Huna, N.B., 12th June. The ELIZABETH, of Montrose, Morgan, from Alloa to Oban, with coals, struck on the Skerry of Stroma, Pentland Frith [Firth], yesterday, and remains full of water, considerably damaged, with her keel broken, and likely to become a wreck.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,549, London, Thursday June 15 1854.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9026).

The 1998 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map notes Skerry [NAT] just off Mell Head, the S tip of the island of Stroma.
The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), possibly suggesting her successful recovery.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 September 2006.




<1> RCAHMS, 02/2008, Annual update from Canmore, 283142 (Dataset). SHG24123.

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Grid reference Centred ND 342 756 (20m by 20m)
Map sheet ND37NW

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