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Valonia: Eilean An Roin Beag, North Minch

Motor Fishing Vessel (20th Century), Motor Trawler (20th Century)

Site Name Valonia: Eilean An Roin Beag, North Minch

Classification Motor Fishing Vessel (20th Century), Motor Trawler (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Kinlochbervie; Loch Inchard; Cape Wrath; Atlantic; Valonia

Canmore ID 101952

Site Number NC15NE 8002

NGR NC 19975 57871

NGR Description NC c. 16 58

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Eddrachillis
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC15NW 8002 c. 16 58

N58 28 W5 9

NLO: Eilean an Roin Beag [name: NC 173 584]

Kinlochbervie [name: NC 220 564]

Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750].

Formerly entered as NC25NW 8001 and NC25NW 8462 at cited location NC 2004 5787 [N58 28.33 W5 5.16].

(Location cited as NC 165 586).

G Ridley 1990.

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Circumstances of Loss Details

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6 October 1975. The motor fishing vessel VALONIA has gone ashore 1 mile north of Kinlochbervie, south of Cape Wrath. The crew are safe. The vessel is filling with water and likely to be a total loss.

Source: Lloyd's List, 4 October 1975.

Hydrographic Office 1995.

(Classified as M[otor] F[ishing] V[essel]: date of loss cited as 6 October 1975). Valonia: this vessel stranded one mile North of Kinlochbervie. Registration: British.

(Location of loss cited as N58 28.33 W5 5.17).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location that is assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The unverified location that is cited by Whittaker places the loss at NC 1728 5799, just S of Eilean an Roin Beag.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 2 July 2008.

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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 2104

Name : VALONIA

Latitude : 582820

Longitude : 50510

Registration : BRITISH

Type : MFV

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 6

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1975

Comment : Stranded 1 mile N of Kinlochbervie

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 000808

Feature Class : Wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 58.47222,-5.08733

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 58.47182,-5.08862

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Previous Position : 58.47222,-5.08612

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 0

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : VALONIA

Type : M FISHING

Flag : BRITISH

Date Sunk : ??/10/1975

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Original Detection Year : 1975

Original Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **WENT ASHORE AND FILLED. CREW SAFE. LIKELY TO BE CTL. (LL).

Surveying Details : **6.10.75 ASHORE 1M N OF KINLOCHBERVIE, S OF CAPE WRATH. (LL 4.10.75). NCA.

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 14/03/2006

Date Position Last Amended : 22/06/2004

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