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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 841316

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


HU44SE 8067 4737 4193

N60 9.583 W1 8.783

NLO: Bressay [name centred HU 50 40]

Bressay Sound [name centred HU 485 415]

Lerwick [name: HU 475 415].

See also HU44SE 8097.

Formerly entered at cited location HU c. 473 417 [N60 9.5 W1 8.9].

(Classified as Motor Torpedo Boat: date of loss cited as November 1943). Unknown: reported as Norwegian MTB that blew up in November 1943. See MTB 686 and MTB 626.

(Location of loss cited as N60 9.67 W1 9.0).

MTB 626 and MTB 686: both lost at Lerwick, 22 November 1943.

(Both entered as British Motor Torpedo Boats of 95 tons (unspecified) measurement: location of loss cited as N60 8.0 W1 7.0 in each case).

I G Whittaker 1998.

This wreck remains unidentified, but is presumably to be equated with the recorded loss of either MTB 626 or MTB 686 in Lerwick harbour on 22 November 1943. It is not specifically identifiable.

(Whittaker cites no further details).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 9 May 2003.

I G Whittaker 1998.

(Location cited as N60 9.583 W1 8.783 [HU 4737 4193]: also site plan).

NMRS, MS/2309.

The location that is assigned to this record falls within the area of Lerwick Harbour.

The ill-defined area of Lerwick Harbour (HU44SE 32: centred HU 47722 41345) takes the form of an extensive roadstead which comprises the waters of Bressay Sound between the narrow Northern entrance (around HU 475 445) and the broader Southern entrance (around HU 483 400). The main facilities are to be found around HU 477 414, on the W side of the Sound; recent development extends Northwards from this point.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 5 October 2007.

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