Accessibility

Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed all sites, depots and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, with immediate effect. Read our latest statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Reference

Date 19 April 2012

Event ID 939164

Category Documentary Reference

Type Reference

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/939164

UKHO Identifier : 005169

Feature Class : Wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 54.84278,-5.12278

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 54.84284,-5.12390

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Previous Position : 54.84278,-5.12278

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 0

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : ORION

Type : S PADDLER

Flag : BRITISH

Tonnage : 899

Tonnage Type : Gross

Date Sunk : 19/06/1850

Bottom Texture : Rock

Contact Description : Notable debris

Original Sensor : Video Sensor

Last Sensor : None reported

Original Detection Year : 1966

Last Detection Year : 1989

Original Source : Other

Last Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **BUILT OF IRON. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY J & G BURNS. ONE BOILER, COMPOUND EXPANSION ENGINE, PADDLE PROPULSION. TOOK PASSAGE LIVERPOOL FOR GLASGOW ON 17.6.1850 WITH CREW OF 40 & 170 PASSENGERS. AT 1.15AM STRUCK ROCKS OFF LT HOUSE AT ENTRANCE TO PORTPATRICK HARBOUR. SHIP WAS AT FULL SPEED & IMPACT TORE HER BOTTOM OUT AND SANK IN A FEW MINS. 60 DROWNED. (DODS). 41 LIVES LOST. (SII).

Surveying Details : **H571/66 26.10.66 REPD AS A VERY OLD WOODEN EMIGRANT SAILING SHIP. (MR.JESSOP). NCA.

**H1285/75 10.7.75 VERY LITTLE OF THIS WK REMAINS, EXCEPT FOR SOME MECHANICAL PARTS. SEABED OF SAND & ROCK,WITH PLENTY OF KELP. (A.NEWTON, ST.HELENS. LTR). NCA.

**H1282/76/50 17.8.76 WK REPD AS ORION IN 545034N, 050728W [OGB]. (A.NEWTON). NCA.

**H1281/77 18.4.77 POSN REPD AS 545034N, 050722W [OGB]. REMAINS LIE ON GRAVEL BOTTOM DOTTED WITH ODD ROCK OUTCROP, MOSTLY BURIED IN GRAVEL, LESS THAN 100YDS OFF SHORE. (P.C.MILLER LTR, DTD 28.1.77). NCA.

**14.4.89 SINKING POSN GIVEN AS 250FT NW OF PORTPATRICK HBR ENTRANCE. (BSAC WK REGISTER SUPPLEMENT). POSN 545027N, 050712W [OGB] FOR FILING ONLY.

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 28/08/2009

Date Position Last Amended : 28/08/2009

People and Organisations

References