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Sir Colin: Lossit Bay, Islay, Atlantic

Brigantine (19th Century)

Site Name Sir Colin: Lossit Bay, Islay, Atlantic

Classification Brigantine (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'North Side Of Losset Bay, West Side Of Islay'; Lossit Point; North Channel; Sir Colin

Canmore ID 117099

Site Number NR15NE 8002

NGR NR 174 559

NGR Description NR c. 174 559

Datum Datum not recorded

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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

NR15NE 8002 c. 174 559

N55 42.8 W6 30

NLO: Lossit Bay [name: NR 174 559]

Lossit Point [name: NR 170 565]

Islay [name centred NR 38 60].

Formerly entered as NR15NE 9410 at cited location NR 1750 5600 (N55 42.8 W6 29.9).

9 September 1870, SIR COLIN, 12 yrs old, brigantine, 106 tons, 5 crew, departed Ballina for Troon, in ballast, stranded, partial loss, 1 life lost, wind SW11, North side of Losset [Lossit] Bay, W. side of Islay.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1870 (1871 [C.425] LXI.765).

Bowmore, Islay, 9th Sept. The SIR COLIN (brigtne.), of Larne, McCart, from Ballina to Troon, light, has been wrecked at Lopit [Lossit] bay: one of crew drowned: the materials of the vessel will be saved. [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 2401).

(Classified as wooden brigantine: no cargo specified but date of loss cited as 9 September 1870). Sir Colin: this vessel was wrecked at Lossit Point, Islay. Capt. McCart. All gone?

Registration: Larne. Built 1858. 106nrt.

(Location of loss cited as N55 43.0 W6 31.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 23 March 2004.

Activities

Loss (9 September 1870)

9 September 1870, SIR COLIN, 12 yrs old, brigantine, 106 tons, 5 crew, departed Ballina for Troon, in ballast, stranded, partial loss, 1 life lost, wind SW11, North side of Losset [Lossit] Bay, W. side of Islay.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1870 (1871 [C.425] LXI.765).

Bowmore, Islay, 9th Sept. The SIR COLIN (brigtne.), of Larne, McCart, from Ballina to Troon, light, has been wrecked at Lopit [Lossit] bay: one of crew drowned: the materials of the vessel will be saved. [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 2401).

(Classified as wooden brigantine: no cargo specified but date of loss cited as 9 September 1870). Sir Colin: this vessel was wrecked at Lossit Point, Islay. Capt. McCart. All gone?

Registration: Larne. Built 1858. 106nrt.

(Location of loss cited as N55 43.0 W6 31.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (23 March 2004)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 23 March 2004.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 7888

Name : SIR COLIN

Latitude : 554300

Longitude : 63100

Date Built : 1858

Registration : LARNE

Type : BRIGANTINE (WOOD)

Tonnage : 106

Tonnage Code : N

Loss Day : 9

Loss Month : 9

Loss Year : 1870

Comment : Wrecked at Lossit Point, Islay. Capt. McCart AG?

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