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Advance: Firth Of Lorn

Steamship (19th Century)

Site Name Advance: Firth Of Lorn

Classification Steamship (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'One Mile Off Cullipool, Luing'; Luing Island; Advance

Canmore ID 212847

Site Number NM71SW 8006

NGR NM 72 14

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

NM71SW 8006 unlocated

NLO: Cullipool [name: NM 738 127]

Luing [name centred NM 74 09]

Firth of Lorn [name centred NM 69 19].

Location formerly entered as NM c. 73 12 [N56 15 W5 40].

14 August 1873, ADVANCE, Official No. 67,997, new, not classed, of Glasgow, built Blackhill, iron, length 65.7, breadth 13.6, depth 5.8, length to breadth 4.8, length to depth 11.3, depth to breadth 0.43, tonnage 41 gross register, 32 net register, engines 9 h.p. as register, engine h.p. as proportion to gross tonnage 0.22, carrying slates (about 70 tons), departed Easdale for Glasgow, 3 crew, foundered one mile off Colipel, Luing Island, Hebrides, weather stormy, sprang a leak during a storm and foundered. She carried a heavy cargo, and was probably overladen.

List of British Steamships which have been reported to the Board of Trade as having foundered between the 1st of January 1873 and the 16th of May 1880.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1878 - 79 (1880 [C.2519] LXVI.47).

Greenock, 16th Aug., the ADVANCE (steam lighter), of Glasgow, McGowan, sailed from Easdale, for Glasgow, with slates, yesterday, and when opposite Cullipool sprung a leak and went down in deep water: crew saved.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, Lloyd's List and Commercial Daily Chronicle, No. [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 2936).

(Classified as iron steamship, with cargo of slates: date of loss cited as 14 August 1873). Advance: this vessel foundered 1 mile off Cullipool, Luing.

Registration: Glasgow. Built 1873. 41grt. Length: 20m. Beam: 4m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 16.0 W5 41.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially tentative, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 May 2008.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 13898


Latitude : 561600

Longitude : 54100

Date Built : 1873

Registration : GLASGOW

Type : SS (IRON)

Tonnage : 41

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 20

Beam : 4

Draught : 2m

Loss Day : 14

Loss Month : 8

Loss Year : 1873

Comment : Foundered 1 mile off Cullipool, Luing.

Cargo : SLATES


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