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Robert Limbrick: Quinish Point, Mull, Passage Of Tiree

Steam Trawler (20th Century)

Site Name Robert Limbrick: Quinish Point, Mull, Passage Of Tiree

Classification Steam Trawler (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Sir Galahad; Star Of Freedom '56; Quinnish Point; Ardmore Bay; Sound Of Mull; Passage Of Tiree; Atlantic; Robert Limbrick; Robert Limbrick (Ex. ...)

Canmore ID 118616

Site Number NM45NW 8001

NGR NM 40945 57084

NGR Description NM c. 40 57

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

NM45NW 8001 c. 40 57

N56 38 W6 14

NLO: Quinish Point [name: NM 408 571]

Sound of Mull [name centred NM 58 46]

Tiree [name centred NM 00 45].

Location formerly entered as NM 4139 5724 [N56 38.1 W6 13.6].

Trawler wrecked off Mull. 14 members of the crew drowned. Coastguards still unable to board wreck. None of the crew of the Milford Haven deep sea trawler ROBERT LIMBRICK survived when the ship struck a rock off the north west coast of Mull early on Tuesday morning and foundered off Quinish Point [name: NM 408 571].

The sole vistim of the worst storm in Scottish seas in the living memory of seamen. So far, only two of the bodies have been recovered, and attempts by coastguards to board the stricken vessel, which is only 25 yards from the shore, were abandoned yesterday (Wednesday), because of the heavy swell. A litter of wreckage covered 1000 sq.yds. of shore. The ship's lifeboat was found, almost undamaged, high and dry on the shore, its protective covering intact, not having been used. A few hours after the sinking, shocked villagers and coastguards gathered on the ugly beach at Quinish. Bodies of two of the crew were washed up almost beyond normal high water mark.

Source: Oban Times, 9 February 1957.

(Classified as steel steam trawler: former names cited as Star of Freedom, and Sir Galahad, and date of loss as 5 February 1957). Robert Limbrick: this vessel stranded at Quinish Point. Photo in GH.

Registration: Milford Haven. Built 1942. 273grt. Length: 52m. Beam: 7m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 83.03 W6 13.67).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Quinish Point is situated on the NW coast of Mull, facing Coll.

The significance of 'GH' remains unclear.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 9 April 2008.

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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 782

Name : ROBERT LIMBRICK (EX. ...)

Latitude : 563802

Longitude : 61340

Date Built : 1942

Registration : MILFORD HAVEN

Type : STEAM TRAWLER(STEEL)

Tonnage : 273

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 42

Beam : 7

Draught : 3m

Position : Exact Position

Loss Day : 5

Loss Month : 2

Loss Year : 1957

Comment : Stranded at Quinish Pt. Photo in GH

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 002659

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Wreck showing any portion of hull or superstructure

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 56.63388,-6.22500

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 56.63369,-6.22603

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Previous Position : 56.63333,-6.22500

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 2

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : ROBERT LIMBRICK

Type : S TRAWLER

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 41.9

Beam : 7.2

Draught : 3.5

Tonnage : 273

Tonnage Type : Gross

Date Sunk : 05/02/1957

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Original Detection Year : 1957

Original Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **EX-SIR GALAHAD, EX-STAR OF FREEDOM '56. BUILT IN 1942 BY HALL, RUSSEL & CO LTD, ABERDEEN. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY MILFORD FISHERIES LTD. ONE BOILER, TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINE, SINGLE SHAFT. PASSAGE ABERDEEN FOR FISHING AND RETURN. WENT AGROUND IN VERY HIGH WINDS AND EXTREME WEATHER. CREW OF 12 LOST. (SIBI & LL).

Surveying Details : **H1060/57 6.9.57 ASHORE AT QUINISH PT, MULL IN 563800N, 061330W APPROX. (LL). FOR FILING ONLY. NCA.

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 10/03/2009

Date Position Last Amended : 10/03/2009

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