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Ustetind: Westerwick, Wester Wick, Atlantic

Motor Ship (20th Century), Motor Vessel

Site Name Ustetind: Westerwick, Wester Wick, Atlantic

Classification Motor Ship (20th Century), Motor Vessel

Alternative Name(s) Ustenlind; Silwick; Sil Wick; Ustenlind; Walls; Lambigart; Sandsting; Ustetind

Canmore ID 102912

Site Number HU24SE 8001

NGR HU 28669 42519

NGR Description HU c. 28 42

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Sandsting
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HU24SE 8001 c. 28 42

N60 10 W1 29

NLO: Silweick [name centred HU 293 423]

Sil Wick [name centred HU 292 417].

Location formerly cited as HU 2867 4252 [N60 10 W1 29].

Ustenlind: [max. date] 1929

547/305 tons, twin screws. Built Drammen 1922. Crew waded ashore. Cargo of telegraph poles. J.W. Robertson did salvage work with 'Dorjoy', skippered by a Welshman

Archive Ref: "SN 26/12/1929 p. 4 col. 5; Mrs Johnson

Source: Shetland Archive Service [undated]

MS/3025, no. 974.

(Location cited as N60 10 W1 29). This vessel lies near the shore at Sil Wick. It has 'broken up'.

G Ridley 1992.

Quality of fix = PA

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Circumstances of Loss Details

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The USTETIND was built 1922. She dragged her anchors and went to pieces at Silwick, having lost a propellor and been partially disabled in an earlier storm. The vessel had been en-route to the Tyne.

Source: Shipwrecks of Orkney, Shetland & Pentland Firth.

Surveying Details

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26 March 1931. The wreck is breaking up at 60 10 00N, 001 29 00W.

Source: Board of Trade Notice to Mariner's 38/681.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

(Classified as wooden steamship, with cargo of telegraph poles: date of loss cited as 25 December 1929). Ustetind: this vessel stranded at Silwick, Walls. Iron Motor Vessel?

Registration: Aalesund. Built 1922. 547grt. Length: 49m. Beam: 9m.

(Location of loss cited as N60 9.67 W1 28.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

USTETIND or USTENLIND, motor vessel of Aalsund, 547/305 tons, twin screws. Built at Drammen in 1922. Cargo of telegraph poles. Stranded at Silwick, Walls on 25 December 1929. Crew waded ashore. J.W. Robertson did salvage work with DORJOY, skippered by a Welshman

Archive Ref: SN 26/12/1929 p. 4 col. 5; Mrs Johnson Chapelside

Source: Shetland Archive Service [1998].

The location formerly cited to this record falls onshore, and is probably only approximate. Sandsting is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but the name apparently applies to an ill-defined area on the West coast of Shetland, around HU 31 51.

Both Whittaker and Larn and Larn classify the vessel as a steamship, but the latter authors state that this was the 'first motor vessel to be wrecked in the Shetland Islands'. The classification Motor Ship is preferred.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 31 January 2003.

R and B Larn 1998; I G Whittaker 1998.

Activities

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 2406

Name : USTETIND

Latitude : 600940

Longitude : 12830

Date Built : 1922

Registration : AALESUND

Type : SS (WOOD)

Tonnage : 547

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 49

Beam : 9

Draught : 4m

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 25

Loss Month : 12

Loss Year : 1929

Comment : Stranded at Silwick, Walls. (MV (IRON) ?)

Cargo : TELEGRAPH POLES

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 000046

Feature Class : Wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 60.16667,-1.48333

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 60.16613,-1.48523

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 1

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : USTETIND

Type : MV

Flag : NORWEGIAN

Length : 49.0

Beam : 9.0

Tonnage : 547

Tonnage Type : Gross

Cargo : TELEGRAPH POLES

Date Sunk : 25/12/1929

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Original Detection Year : 1931

Original Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **VESSEL, BUILT 1922 IN DRAMMEN WITH TWIN SCREW, 3 CYLINDER TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINE AND 1 BOILER. ON PASSAGE FROM PORSGRUND FOR THE RIVER TYNE. DRAGGED ANCHORS & WENT TO PIECES AT SILWICK, HAVING LOST A PROPELLOR & BEEN PARTIALLY DISABLED IN A STORM EARLIER. CREW OF 11 RESCUED. PHOTO OF STRANDING. (SHIPWRECKS OF ORKNEY, SHETLAND & PENTLAND FIRTH & SIBI).

Surveying Details : **26.3.31 WK BREAKING UP IN 601000N, 012900W. (BOT NM 38/681). NCA, POSN FOR FILING ONLY.

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

**16.1.04 VESSEL HAS BROKEN UP AND LIES NEAR THE SHORE AT SILWICK. (DIVE SCOTLAND, PUBLISHED 1992). NCA.

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 16/01/2004

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