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Pattersonian: Rubha Nan Leacan, Islay, Atlantic

Steamship (20th Century)

Site Name Pattersonian: Rubha Nan Leacan, Islay, Atlantic

Classification Steamship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Pattersonia; Blaydonian; Mull Of Oa; Rudha Na Leac; Stremnish; Pattersonian; Pattersonian (Ex. Blaydonian)

Canmore ID 102959

Site Number NR33NW 8001

NGR NR 30358 39974

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

NR33NW 8001 3035 3997

N55 34.7167 W6 16.7333

NLO: Mull of Oa [name: NR 268 414].

Formerly entered as NR33NW 9406.

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Circumstances of Loss Details

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27 February 1985. A small steam coaster, called the PATTERSONIAN, was wrecked off the Mull of Oa, on the 11 September 1945, whilst carrying RAF stores to and from Port Ellen.

Report taken from a letter by S I Blackburn dated 17 February 1985.

Surveying Details

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19 February 1975. A steamship was wrecked near the Mull of Oa, Islay at 55 34 43N, 006 16 44W.

Report taken from a letter from P L Sellars, 11 Febraury 1975.

27 February 1985. A letter was received giving confirmation of the above from S I Blackburn, dated 17 February 1985.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

(Classified as steel steamship, with general cargo: former name cited as Blaydonian, and date of loss as 11 September 1945). Pattersonian: this vessel was wrecked at Rudha na Leac, Stremnish.

Registration: Newcastle, Bult 1915. 315grt. Length: 41m. Beam: 7m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 34.72 W6 15.73).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location cited by UKHO is accepted. Neither Rudha na Leac nor Stremnish is noted as such on the current edition of the OS (GIS) MasterMap, but Stremnishmore steading (NR34SW 68) is at NR 31084 40846.

This vessel evidently stranded.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 4 May 2010.

Activities

Loss (11 September 1945)

(Classified as steel steamship, with general cargo: former name cited as Blaydonian, and date of loss as 11 September 1945). Pattersonian: this vessel was wrecked at Rudha na Leac, Stremnish.

Registration: Newcastle, Bult 1915. 315grt. Length: 41m. Beam: 7m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 34.72 W6 15.73).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Evidence Of Loss (1995)

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Circumstances of Loss Details

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27 February 1985. A small steam coaster, called the PATTERSONIAN, was wrecked off the Mull of Oa, on the 11 September 1945, whilst carrying RAF stores to and from Port Ellen.

Report taken from a letter by S I Blackburn dated 17 February 1985.

Surveying Details

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19 February 1975. A steamship was wrecked near the Mull of Oa, Islay at 55 34 43N, 006 16 44W.

Report taken from a letter from P L Sellars, 11 Febraury 1975.

27 February 1985. A letter was received giving confirmation of the above from S I Blackburn, dated 17 February 1985.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

Note (4 May 2010)

The location cited by UKHO is accepted. Neither Rudha na Leac nor Stremnish is noted as such on the current edition of the OS (GIS) MasterMap, but Stremnishmore steading (NR34SW 68) is at NR 31084 40846.

This vessel evidently stranded.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 4 May 2010.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 1842

Name : PATTERSONIAN (EX. BLAYDONIAN)

Latitude : 553443

Longitude : 61544

Date Built : 1915

Registration : NEWCASTLE

Type : SS (STEEL)

Tonnage : 315

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 41

Beam : 7

Draught : 3m

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 11

Loss Month : 9

Loss Year : 1945

Comment : Wrecked at Rudha na Leac, Stremnish.

Cargo : GENERAL

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 003676

Feature Class : Wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 55.57861,-6.27889

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 55.57856,-6.27986

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 12

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : PATTERSONIAN

Type : SS

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 41.2

Beam : 7.2

Draught : 2.8

Tonnage : 315

Tonnage Type : Gross

Cargo : RAF STORES

Date Sunk : 11/09/1945

Bottom Texture : Rock

Contact Description : Notable debris

Original Sensor : None reported

Original Detection Year : 1975

Original Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **BUILT IN 1915. ONE BOILER, TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINE, SINGLE SHAFT. PASSAGE AYR FOR PORT ELLEN. STRANDED AND LOST. (SIBI).

Surveying Details : **19.2.75 STEAMSHIP WRECKED NEAR MULL OF OA, ISLAY IN 553443N, 061644W. (PL SELLARS, LTR DTD 11.2.75). NCA.

**H1281/85/61 27.2.85 CONFIRMATION OF ABOVE. (S BLACKBURN, LTR DTD 17.2.85). FOR FILING ONLY. NCA.

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 06/04/2005

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