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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 759687

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NG72NE 8001 7549 2521

N57 15.75 W5 43.4

NLO: Loch na Beiste [name centred NG 756 253]

Loch Alsh [name centred NG 80 25]

Kyle Akin [name centred NG 758 268]

Skye [name centred NG 45 35].

See also NG72NE 8022.

Formerly entered as NG72NE 8528 and classified as Ammunition Lighter.

Evidence = Echo sounder

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Surveying Details


8 July 1971. An ammunition lighter was located by HMS HECLA. A least depth of 16.9 metres was obtained by echosounder. It was not swept.

Report by HMS HECLA, 18 February 1970.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

(Classified as Barge?: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 14 January 1928). Sisters (possibly): this vessel was also reported as an ammunition lighter.

(Location of loss cited as N57 15.75 W5 43.4).

I G Whittaker 1998.

This may be the 'unknown wreck' that is noted by Ridley as being 'reported' in this loch.

The cause of loss of this vessel remains unknown.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 8 April 2002.

G Ridley 1990.

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