Cathcart Park: Soa Island, Passage Of Tiree
Steamship (20th Century)
Site Name Cathcart Park: Soa Island, Passage Of Tiree
Classification Steamship (20th Century)
Alternative Name(s) Cathcartpark; Sheep Island; Torran Rocks; Rorran Rocks; Sheep Rock; 'near Iona'; Mull; Atlantic; Unknown 1866
Canmore ID 118303
Site Number NM21NW 8001
NGR NM 245 193
NGR Description NM c. 245 193
Datum Datum not recorded
- Council Argyll And Bute
- Parish Maritime - Argyll And Bute
- Former Region Strathclyde
- Former District Maritime
- Former County Not Applicable
c. 245 193
N56 17.2 W6 27.1
NLO: Soa Island [name: NM 245 193]
Iona [name: NM 27 24]
Torran Rocks [name centred NM 28 13]
Tiree [name centred NM 00 45].
Formerly entered as Site no. 1 at cited location NM 2420 1920 [N56 17 W6 27.4].
Possibly on map shhets NM21NE, or NM21SE.
CATHCART PARK ran on to 'Sheep Island', one of the Torran Rocks near Iona on the morning of Monday last week (15 April 1912). Cargo of salt from Runcorn in Lancashire to Wick. The 11 crew escaped in two boats. Forepart seriously damaged
Source: Oban Times, April 1912.
(Classified as steel steamship, with cargo of salt: date of loss cited as 15 April 1912). Cathcratpark [Cathcart Park]; this vessel stranded on Sheep Rock , Torran Rocks.
Registration: Greenock. Built 1897. 840grt. Length: 63m. Beam: 9m.
(Location of loss cited as N56 14.0 W6 23.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.
The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Sheep Island is presumably to be equated with Soa Island, which is situated to the W of the end of the Ross of Mull and to the NW of the widely-dispersed Torran Rocks.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 20 May 2008.