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Shuna: Cean Nan Sgieran, Eilean A' Chuirn, Islay, Atlantic

Steamship (20th Century)

Site Name Shuna: Cean Nan Sgieran, Eilean A' Chuirn, Islay, Atlantic

Classification Steamship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Eilean Bhride; Ceann Naw Sgeirean; Ardmore Point; Sound Of Islay; Shuna

Canmore ID 102489

Site Number NR44NE 8001

NGR NR 45897 46944

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Maritime - Argyll And Bute
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NR44NE 8001 4589 4694

N55 38.9667 W6 2.3667

NLO: Ardmore Point [name: NR 475 507]

Eilean a' Chuirn [name: NM 473 489]

Eilean Bhride [name: NM 460 478]

Sound of Islay [name centred NR 43 71]

Islay [name centred NR 38 60].

Formerly entered as Site no. 9118.

Not to be confused with the wreck of the same name at NM 5955 4736 (N56 33.4 W5 54.8) in the Sound of Mull, for which see NM54NE 8004.

Horizontal Datum = OGB

General water depth = 15

Circumstances of Loss Details

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The SHUNA was wrecked near Ardmore Point, Islay. The vessel, built in 1915 was owned at time of loss by Clydeside Ship Owners Co.

Source: letter from P L Sellars, 11 February 1975.

Surveying Details

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25 February 1975. The vessel was wrecked near Ardmore Point, Islay, at 55 38 58N, 006 02 22W. The machinery salvaged. The stern is intact, but the remainder has broken up. The seabed depth is about 15.2 metres, alongside a reef, and there is some wreckage on the reef.

Report by P L Sellars 11 February 1975.

NB: The site is not to be confused with another SHUNA lost nearby on 9 May 1913.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

(Classified as iron steamship, with general cargo: date of loss cited as 17 October 1936). Shuna: this vessel was wrecked on Eilean Bhride, near Ardmore Point.

Registration: Glasgow. Built 1915. 1494grt. Length: 76m. Beam: 11m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 39.00 W6 2.25).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Material reported under RoW amnesty (2001):

A149 A porthole ring and light (12ins diameter: glass intact).

[Location cited as Shuna, Ceann Naw Sgeirean, Islay].

NMRS, MS/829/33.

Material reported under RoW amnesty (2001):

A2949 1 perfume bottle: from seabed.

NMRS, MS/829/35.

The cited location remains unverified, but is accepted.

The photograph published by Whittaker depicts a typical general cargo steamship of the period.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 March 2010.

Activities

Loss (17 October 1936)

(Classified as iron steamship, with general cargo: date of loss cited as 17 October 1936). Shuna: this vessel was wrecked on Eilean Bhride, near Ardmore Point.

Registration: Glasgow. Built 1915. 1494grt. Length: 76m. Beam: 11m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 39.00 W6 2.25).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Evidence Of Loss (1995)

Horizontal Datum = OGB

General water depth = 15

Circumstances of Loss Details

-----------------------------

The SHUNA was wrecked near Ardmore Point, Islay. The vessel, built in 1915 was owned at time of loss by Clydeside Ship Owners Co.

Source: letter from P L Sellars, 11 February 1975.

Surveying Details

-----------------------------

25 February 1975. The vessel was wrecked near Ardmore Point, Islay, at 55 38 58N, 006 02 22W. The machinery salvaged. The stern is intact, but the remainder has broken up. The seabed depth is about 15.2 metres, alongside a reef, and there is some wreckage on the reef.

Report by P L Sellars 11 February 1975.

NB: The site is not to be confused with another SHUNA lost nearby on 9 May 1913.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

Evidence Of Loss (2001)

Material reported under RoW amnesty (2001):

A149 A porthole ring and light (12ins diameter: glass intact).

[Location cited as Shuna, Ceann Naw Sgeirean, Islay].

NMRS, MS/829/33.

Material reported under RoW amnesty (2001):

A2949 1 perfume bottle: from seabed.

NMRS, MS/829/35.

Note (16 March 2010)

The cited location remains unverified, but is accepted.

The photograph published by Whittaker depicts a typical general cargo steamship of the period.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 March 2010.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 688

Name : SHUNA

Latitude : 553900

Longitude : 60215

Date Built : 1915

Registration : GLASGOW

Type : SS (IRON)

Tonnage : 1494

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 76

Beam : 11

Draught : 5m

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 17

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1936

Comment : Wrecked on Eilean Bhride, near Ardmore Point

Cargo : GENERAL

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 003690

Feature Class : Wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 55.64944,-6.03944

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 55.64938,-6.04045

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 15

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : SHUNA

Type : SS

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 76.2

Beam : 11.3

Draught : 5.2

Tonnage : 1494

Tonnage Type : Gross

Date Sunk : 17/10/1936

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Original Detection Year : 1936

Original Source : Other

Markers : [SEE 2658]

Circumstances of Loss : **BUILT IN 1915 BY J.CROWN & SONS. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY CLYDESIDE SHIPOWNERS CO. TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINES OF 165NHP. WRECKED NEAR ARDMORE PT, ISLAY. (P.L. SELLARS LTR DTD 11.2.75).

**NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH SHUNA LOST NEARBY ON 17.10.1936. [SEE 2658].

Surveying Details : **25.2.75 WRECKED NEAR ARDMORE POINT,ISLAY IN 553858N, 060222W. MACHINERY SALVAGED. STERN INTACT, REMAINDER BROKEN UP. ABOUT 50FT BOTTOM DEPTH, ALONGSIDE A REEF. SOME WRECKAGE ON REEF. (P.L. SELLARS LTR DTD 11.1.75)

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 09/02/2005

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