Britannia: Loch Indaal, Islay, Atlantic

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Britannia: Loch Indaal, Islay, Atlantic

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Lochendahl; Lochindaal; Britannia

Canmore ID 268802

Site Number NR25NE 8032

NGR NR 28 59

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Maritime - Argyll And Bute
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NR25NE 8032 unlocated

NLO: Loch Indaal [name centred NR 26 57].

Possibly on map sheets NR26SE, NR35NW, or NR36SW.

See also NR25NE 8033 and NR25NE 8034.

(Date of loss cited as 1 December 1813). The FRIENDS, Munro, from Galway to Greenock: the MARY of Workington, from North America: the BRITANNIA, from Liverpool to Westport: & the FARNHAM, Farish, of Chepstow: were taken 1st inst., in Lochindahl, by the TRUE BLOODED YANKEE American Privateer, of 18 guns and 180 men, from Brest. She cut the cables of four other vessels, and they went on shore. The three former she burnt, and gave up the FARNHAM to the crews. She has since captured the MARY, White, from Liverpool to Limerick, off Tory Island: was off Cymmyra, near Holyhead, on the 6th instant, and it is supposed proceeded off the Saltees. She has also taken a vessel laden with hemp, and sent her for France. [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 5788).

(No classification or cargo specified: date of loss cited as 1 December 1813). Britannia: this vessel was taken and burnt by the privateer 'True Blooded Yankee' in Lochendahl [Loch Indaal].

(Location of loss cited as N55 45.00 W6 20.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this loss is essentially arbitrary.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 26 November 2004.

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