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Urlana: Geodha Mor, Duirinish, Skye, Sea Of The Hebrides

Steamship (20th Century)

Site Name Urlana: Geodha Mor, Duirinish, Skye, Sea Of The Hebrides

Classification Steamship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Irlana; Ulanda; Loch Bracadale; Idrigill Point; Urlana

Canmore ID 102004

Site Number NG23NW 8001

NGR NG 22497 37603

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Maritime - Highland
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NG23NW 8001 2249 3760

N57 20.6667 W6 36.8

NLO: Loch Bracadale [name centred NG 285 380]

Skye [name centred NG 45 35].

Formerly entered as NG23NW 8513.

Quality of fix = PA

Horizontal Datum = OGB

General water depth = 14

Circumstances of Loss Details

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The steamship URLANA went ashore whilst on passage from Buenos Aires to London.

Source: Ministry of Transport, Lloyd's List.

Surveying Details

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27 September 1968. The wreck is reported at 57 21 19N, 006 39 20W, lying in 6 to 9 metres of water. Some dispersal has apparently been carried out using explosives. The area around the wreck is quite dangerous to navigation due to the sharp pinnacles of rock just below the surface.

Report by A Entwhistle, 19 September 1968.

2 July 1981. The true position is now reported as 57 20 40N, 006 36 48W. It lies in about 12 - 15 metres of water, close in against base of the cliffs. A distinctive rock pillar, some 18 metres high, stands over the wreck site. The wreck is well broken up. A rock pinnacle, awash at low water, 22 metres from the shore, is about 6 metres from the boiler. Report by C J Aston, 25 June 1981.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

Geodha Mor is not noted on the 1998 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map. Idrigill Point is at NG 250 362.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 7 October 2002.

Activities

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 001909

Feature Class : Wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 57.34444,-6.61333

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 57.34415,-6.61435

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Precisely known

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 14

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : URLANA

Type : SS

Flag : BRITISH

Tonnage : 6852

Tonnage Type : Gross

Cargo : WOOL, SHEEPSKINS, HIDES, CANNED MEAT

Date Sunk : 05/09/1943

Bottom Texture : Rock

Contact Description : Notable debris

Original Sensor : Diver Sighting

Last Sensor : Diver Sighting

Original Detection Year : 1968

Last Detection Year : 1999

Original Source : Divers

Last Source : Divers

Circumstances of Loss : **BUILT IN 1941 BY BARCLAY, CURLE AND CO LTD. OWNED AT TIMES OF LOSS BY BRITISH INDIA STEAM CO LTD. TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINE & TURBINE OF 630HP. PASSAGE BUENOS AIRES FOR LONDON. WENT AGROUND. (SIBI, MOT & LL).

Surveying Details : **H3111/68 27.9.68 REPD IN 572119N, 063920W, LYING IN 20-30FT OF WATER. SOME DISPERSAL HAS APPARENTLY BEEN CARRIED OUT USING EXPLOSIVES. AREA AROUND THE WK IS QUITE DANGEROUS TO NAVIGATION DUE TO SHARP PINNACLES OF ROCK JUST BELOW THE SURFACE. (A ENTWHISTLE, 19.9.68). CHART AS DW. BR STD.

**15.9.78 NOW CHARTED AS NDW. (AUTHORITY NOT STATED). NC 1795.

**H1310/81/11 2.7.81 TRUE POSN NOW REPD AS 572040N, 063648W [OGB]. LIES IN ABOUT 40-50FT OF WATER, CLOSE IN AGAINST BASE OF CLIFFS. A DISTINCTIVE ROCK PILLAR, SOME 60FT HIGH, STANDS OVER WK SITE. WK WELL BROKEN UP. A ROCK PINNACLE, AWASH AT LW, 25 YARDS FROM SHORE, IS ABOUT 20FT FROM BOILER. (C J ASTON, 25.6.81). STS. DELETE. BR STD.

POSITIONS BELOW THIS POINT ARE IN DEGREES, MINUTES AND DECIMALS OF A MINUTE

**29.11.99 WELL BROKEN UP BUT MASSIVE BOILERS STILL STAND. SHELLS AND AMMUNITION LYING ON SEABED. WRECKAGE WIDELY SPREAD AMONGST KELP. (DIVER MAGAZINE DEC'99)

General Comments : WELL BROKEN UP, BOILERS REMAIN

Charting Comments : EXISTING SCALES TOO SMALL

Date Last Amended : 18/03/2009

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