MHG50303 - Tynwald: Ornsay, Sound Of Sleat


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SMACK (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (22/01/2007 16:56:52)
NG71SW 8013 c. 710 127
N57 8.9 W5 47.2

See also NG48NE 8012 and NM79NE 8003.

NLO: Ornsay [name centred NG 710 127]
Loch Alsh [name centred NG 80 25]
Sound of Sleat [name centred NG 72 09].

Corry, by Broadford, 17th Sept. The TYNWALD (s), of and from Greenock for Iceland, is on shore on the Island of Orinsay [Ornsay], on the East coast of Skye, and is likely to become a total wreck.
Source: LL, No. 16,361, London, Wednesday, September 19 1866.

Greenock, 20th Sept. The specie and stores have been saved from the TYNWALD (s), hence to Iceland, which went ashore on the Isle of Skye: the crew remain by her.
Source: LL, No. 16,363, London, Friday, September 21 1866.

Greenock, 20th Sept. The TYNWALD (s), from this place to Iceland, which went ashore at the Isle of Ornsay, near the Sound of Skye 14th Sept., has broken her back and a telegram received to-day states that she is a total wreck.
Source: LL, No. 16,364, London, Saturday, September 22 1866.

Oban, ---. The TYNWALD (s), from Greenock to Iceland, stranded at Isle Ornsay 14th Sept., has been got off and laid safely in the harbour there.
Source: Additional Intelligence, LL, No. 16,381, London, Friday, October 12 [1866].

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 11076).

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably on account of her successful recovery.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 22 January 2007.

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Grid reference Centred NG 710 126 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG71SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH

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