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Graf Von Schliefen: Sgier Ruadh, Iona, Sound Of Iona

Barque (19th Century)

Site Name Graf Von Schliefen: Sgier Ruadh, Iona, Sound Of Iona

Classification Barque (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Graf Von Schlieffen; Sgeir Rhuadh; Sgeir Rhunach; Iona Sound; Graf Von Schliefen

Canmore ID 118319

Site Number NM22SE 8003

NGR NM 276 222

NGR Description NM c. 276 222

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

NM22SE 8003 c. 276 222

N56 18.8 W6 24.3

NLO: Sgeir Ruadh [name: NM 276 222]

Sound of Iona [name centred NM 29 22]

Iona [name: NM 27 24].

Location formerly cited as NM 2760 2230 [N56 18.88 W6 24.34].

Island of Iona, 11th Aug. The GRAF VON SCHLIEFEN (barque), of Rostock, from Liverpool to Halifax, with salt and soap, ran on the rocks here, 8th Aug., with 7 feet water in her hold, and is likely to become a total wreck: part of the soap will be saved and materials, sails, &c., if the weather keep moderate.

Source: LL, No. 16,952, London, Thursday, August 13 1868.

Greenock, 17th Sept. The hull and gear of the GRAF V. SCHLIEFEN, from Liverpool to Halifax, N.S., which stranded, 8th Aug., at the Island of Iona, have been sold.

Source: LL, No. 16,984, London, Saturday, September 19 1868.

Greenock, 29th Oct. The GRAF V. SCHLIEFFEN, from Liverpool to Halifax, N.S., reported, 17th Sept., as having been sold as a wreck at the Island of Iona, went to pieces during the late gales.

Source: LL, No. 17,019, London, Friday, October 30 1868.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 11474).

(Classified as wooden barque, with cargo of salt and soap: date of loss cited as 8 August 1868). Graf von Schliefen: this vessel was wrecked on Sgeir Rhunach [Sgeir Ruadh], South side of Iona. Capt. Stogomaester.

Registration: Rostock. Built 1851. 270nrt. Length: 31m. Beam: 8m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 19.0 W6 24.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Sgeir Rhunach is presumably to be equated with Sgeir Ruadh, an isolated stack off the SE coast of Iona.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 September 2005.

Activities

Loss (8 August 1868)

Island of Iona, 11th Aug. The GRAF VON SCHLIEFEN (barque), of Rostock, from Liverpool to Halifax, with salt and soap, ran on the rocks here, 8th Aug., with 7 feet water in her hold, and is likely to become a total wreck: part of the soap will be saved and materials, sails, &c., if the weather keep moderate.

Source: LL, No. 16,952, London, Thursday, August 13 1868.

Greenock, 17th Sept. The hull and gear of the GRAF V. SCHLIEFEN, from Liverpool to Halifax, N.S., which stranded, 8th Aug., at the Island of Iona, have been sold.

Source: LL, No. 16,984, London, Saturday, September 19 1868.

Greenock, 29th Oct. The GRAF V. SCHLIEFFEN, from Liverpool to Halifax, N.S., reported, 17th Sept., as having been sold as a wreck at the Island of Iona, went to pieces during the late gales.

Source: LL, No. 17,019, London, Friday, October 30 1868.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 11474).

(Classified as wooden barque, with cargo of salt and soap: date of loss cited as 8 August 1868). Graf von Schliefen: this vessel was wrecked on Sgeir Rhunach [Sgeir Ruadh], South side of Iona. Capt. Stogomaester.

Registration: Rostock. Built 1851. 270nrt. Length: 31m. Beam: 8m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 19.0 W6 24.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (6 September 2005)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Sgeir Rhunach is presumably to be equated with Sgeir Ruadh, an isolated stack off the SE coast of Iona.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 September 2005.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 11902

Name : GRAF VON SCHLIEFEN

Latitude : 561900

Longitude : 62430

Date Built : 1851

Registration : ROSTOCK

Type : BARQUE (WOOD)

Tonnage : 270

Tonnage Code : N

Length : 31

Beam : 8

Draught : 5m

Loss Day : 8

Loss Month : 8

Loss Year : 1868

Comment : Wrecked on Sgeir Rhunach, south side of Iona. Capt. Stogomaester

Cargo : SALT, SOAP

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