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Annie Jane: Bagh Siar, Vatersay, Atlantic

Brig (19th Century), Sailing Vessel (By Form/type)

Site Name Annie Jane: Bagh Siar, Vatersay, Atlantic

Classification Brig (19th Century), Sailing Vessel (By Form/type)

Alternative Name(s) Isle Vatersa; Bhatarsaigh; Barra; Annie Jane

Canmore ID 102881

Site Number NL69NW 8001

NGR NL 60677 98186

NGR Description NL c. 624 953

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Maritime - Western Isles
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NL69NW 8001 c. 624 953

N56 55.5 W7 33

NLO: Bagh Siar [name centred NL 624 953]

Vatersay/Bhatarsaigh [name centred NL 62 96]

Barra (Barraigh): [name centred NL 67 02].

Possibly on map sheet NL69SW.

See also NL69NW 128.

Formerly entered as NL69NW 9550 at cited location NL 6068 9890 (N56 57 W7 35) and also as unlocated.

28 September 1853, ANNIE JANE, of Liverpool, Liverpool to Montreal, passengers, wind W force 11, stormy, 360 dead, total wreck. Isle Vatersa, Hebrides, by stress of weather. The ship was dismasted. 36 hours after leaving Liverpool. Drove as far as latitude 60? North by continued gales and was finally lost on Isle Vatersa [Vatersay]. Twelve of the crew and 102 passengers saved. Shipping and Mercantile Gazette. Lloyds List. [Vatersay - south of Barra. CB]

Source: PP Admiralty Register of Wrecks and other Casualties on Shores of UK [record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/67 (no. 457).

Quality of fix = PA

Horizontal Datum = UND

Circumstances of Loss Details

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22 May 1970. The emigrant ship ANNIE JANE was on a voyage from Liverpool to Canada with 450 passengers and crew when she was struck by a huge wave in rough weather off Barra Island in the Hebrides. The vessel went to pieces within 15 mins. 348 lives lost.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

(Classified as brig, carrying emigrants: date of loss cited as 28 September 1853). Annie Jane: this vessel was wrecked at Bagh Siar, on the W side of Vatersay. Capt. Mason.

Registraton: Liverpool. Built 1853. 1294 tons burthern. Length: 55m. Beam: 10m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 55.33 W7 33.67).

I G Whittaker 1998.

(Comprehsensive and illustrated description of stranding, with discussion of subsequent interment of remains, enquiry and construction of monument).

M Clark 2006.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The clearly-defined bay of Bagh Siar is set into the W side of the island of Vatersay.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 March 2008.

Activities

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 002610

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Non-dangerous wreck

State : DEAD

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 56.95000,-7.58333

Horizontal Datum : UNDETERMINED

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 56.95000,-7.58333

WGS84 Origin : Undefined

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 29

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : ANNIE JANE

Type : SV

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 73.2

Tonnage : 1294

Tonnage Type : Gross

Cargo : EMIGRANTS

Date Sunk : 28/09/1853

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Original Detection Year : 1853

Original Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **BUILT IN 1853 IN QUEBEC. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY HOLDERNESS. PASSAGE LIVERPOOL FOR MONTREAL. STRUCK BY A HUGE WAVE IN ROUGH WEATHER OFF BARRA I WHICH CAUSED THE POOP DECK TO COLLAPSE UNDER THE WEIGHT OF WATER, CRUSHING AT LEAST 200 TO DEATH IN AN INSTANT. BROKE UP WITHIN 10 MINUTES. 348 LIVES LOST OUT OF 450 PASSENGERS AND CREW. (DODS, SIBI).

Surveying Details : **SINKING POSN GIVEN AS 565700N, 073500W APPROX. (DODS, SIBI).

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 14/02/2005

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 1433

Name : ANNIE JANE

Latitude : 565520

Longitude : 73340

Date Built : 1853

Registration : LIVERPOOL

Type : BRIG

Tonnage : 1294

Tonnage Code : B

Length : 55

Beam : 10

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 28

Loss Month : 9

Loss Year : 1853

Comment : Wrecked at Bagh Siar, west side of Vatersay. Capt. Mason

Cargo : EMIGRANTS

Wic Project

This project indicates that the record to which it is linked is within, or near the boundary, of an area managed by a SURE partner.

Information from RCAHMS (SH) 24th January 2014

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