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Date 3 July 1872

Event ID 556941

Category Documentary Reference

Type Loss


Dunvegan, 6th July, the MARTIN LUTHER (brig), of Dram, Olsen, was totally wrecked, 3rd July, on the Damsel rocks, West of Skye: the vessel has altogether broken up, and such portions of it as would float have drifted out to sea: the boats and some pieces of the rigging which were secured have been sold for £10.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,167, London, Thursday July 11 1872.

Greenock, 12th July, the MARTIN LUTHER, Olsen, which was wrecked, 3rd July, on the Damsel rocks, Isle of Skye, was bound from Dublin to Norway, in ballast, crew saved. [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 3819).

(Classified as brig, in ballast; date of loss cited as 3 July 1872). Martin Luther: this vessel was wrecked on Damsel Rock and broke up quickly. Capt. Olsen.

Registration: dram. 180 tons [unspecified].

(location of loss cited as N57 24.0 W6 45.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

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