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Stormlight: Eilean Nam Gabhar, Small Isles, Sound Of Jura

Motor Vessel (20th Century)

Site Name Stormlight: Eilean Nam Gabhar, Small Isles, Sound Of Jura

Classification Motor Vessel (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Stormlight 1; Eilean Nan Gabhur; 'at The Entrance To Craighouse'; 'entrance To Craig House'

Canmore ID 118062

Site Number NR56NW 8001

NGR NR 53575 67046

NGR Description NR c. 535 671

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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

Archaeology Notes

NR56NW 8001 c. 535 671

N55 50 W5 56.2

NLO: Eilean nan Gabhar [name: NR 537 675]

Craighouse [name: NR 527 670]

Sound of Jura [name centred NR 64 78]

Jura [name centred NR 54 82]

Small Isles of Jura [name centred NR 546 679].

Location formerly entered as NR 5357 6704 [N55 50.01 W5 56.15] and NR c. 537 675 [N55 50.3 W5 56.1].

(Classified as steel motor vessel, with a cargo of telephone cable: date of loss cited as 15 December 1973). Stormlight: this vessel stranded at the entrance to Craighouse, 135 degrees, 120ft from Lt.

Registration: British. Built 1957. 158grt. Length: 26m. Beam: 7m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 50.02 W5 56.15).

I G Whittaker 1998.

(Entered at cited location NR c. 535 671 [N55 50 W5 56.2]). The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Ridley cites a location of NR 558 707 for this wreck but his published plan places it at NR c. 535 671. The latter location appears the more probable.

The name of this vessel suggests that she was a motorised puffer or VIC.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 4 October 2002.

G Ridley 1984.

The light 'at the entrance to Craighouse' that is mentioned by Whittaker may refer to either of the beacons NR56NW 66 and NR56NW 67.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 2 December 2009.

Activities

Loss (15 December 1973)

(Classified as steel motor vessel, with a cargo of telephone cable: date of loss cited as 15 December 1973). Stormlight: this vessel stranded at the entrance to Craighouse, 135 degrees, 120ft from Lt.

Registration: British. Built 1957. 158grt. Length: 26m. Beam: 7m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 50.02 W5 56.15).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (4 October 2002)

(Entered at cited location NR c. 535 671 [N55 50 W5 56.2]). The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Ridley cites a location of NR 558 707 for this wreck but his published plan places it at NR c. 535 671. The latter location appears the more probable.

The name of this vessel suggests that she was a motorised puffer or VIC.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 4 October 2002.

G Ridley 1984.

Note (2 December 2009)

The light 'at the entrance to Craighouse' that is mentioned by Whittaker may refer to either of the beacons NR56NW 66 and NR56NW 67.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 2 December 2009.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 65

Name : STORMLIGHT

Latitude : 555001

Longitude : 55609

Date Built : 1957

Registration : BRITISH

Type : MV (STEEL)

Tonnage : 158

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 26

Beam : 7

Draught : 3m

Position : Exact Position

Loss Day : 15

Loss Month : 12

Loss Year : 1973

Comment : Stranded at entr to Craighouse. 135 degs 120 ft from Lt

Cargo : TELEPHONE CABLE

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 003945

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Wreck showing any portion of hull or superstructure

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 55.83361,-5.93583

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 55.83353,-5.93686

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Precisely known

Drying Height : 4.3

Depth Quality : Least depth known

Water Depth : 2

Water Level Effect : Covers and uncovers

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : STORMLIGHT

Type : MV

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 26.8

Beam : 6.4

Draught : 2.7

Orientation : 155.0

Tonnage : 158

Tonnage Type : Gross

Cargo : IN BALLAST

Date Sunk : 15/12/1973

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Last Sensor : Video Sensor

Original Detection Year : 1973

Last Detection Year : 1979

Original Source : Other

Last Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **REPORTED TO BE TRAPPED BETWEEN REEF & ROCKS AT ENTRANCE TO CRAIGHOUSE, JURA, EN-ROUTE CAMPBELTOWN TO OBAN.

Surveying Details : **17.12.73 REPORTED TO BE TRAPPED BETWEEN REEF & ROCKS AT ENTRANCE TO CRAIGHOUSE, JURA. (LLOYDS 214).

**H2894/72 20.5.74 BOW APPROX 135DEG 120FT FROM LIGHT, IN 555001N, 055609W. LYING ON PORT SIDE, HEADING 155DEG. MAST DRIES 4.3MTRS, OR 11FT HIGH. (HMS BULLDOG, HN 1/74). INS AS ST. - NM 1065/74.

**H2958/69 6.11.74 INS AS ST (MAST DRIES 4.3MTRS). NC 2168.

**H2894/72 13.3.79 FOLLOWING REPORT THAT WK HAD SLIPPED OFF ROCKS INTO DEEPER WATER, INSPECTED BY N LIGHTS. WK HAS BROKEN IN TWO ABOUT 30FT FROM STERN. FOR'D END LYING ON ITS SIDE, STERN PORTION LYING IN A GULLEY & NO DANGER. STILL IN 555001N, 055609W. (NORTHERN LTHO BOARD, TELECON 27.2.79). NCA.

General Comments : IN TWO PARTS

Chart Symbol : ST D4.3

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