MHG50126 - Aid: Raasay


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (13/12/2006 14:59:22)
NG54SE 8002 unlocated

NLO: Isle of Raasay [name centred NG 56 41]
Inner Sound [name centred NG 64 41]
Sound of Raasay [name centred NG 55 55].

Corry, by Broadford, 28th Dec. The AID (schr.), of Kirkwall, Thomas, with herrings, has gone on shore on the Island of Rassy [Raasay], and is likely to become a wreck.
Source: LL, No. 15,514, London, Thursday, December 31 1863.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 10520).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of herring: date of loss cited as 25 December 1863). Aid: this vessel stranded Rassay (N end?), and was expected to become a loss. Capt. Thomas (Thomson?) Capt. Hurd.
Registration: Kirkwall. 62grt. Length: 18m. Beam: 5m.
(Location of loss cited as N57 30.0 W6 0.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. It remains unclear whereabouts on this extensive island the vessel was lost. It remains unclear why Whittaker suggests a location near the N end of the island: this lies at NG 63 61. The Sound of Raasay and the Inner Sound lie to the W and E respectively of this elongated island.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 8 March 2005.

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