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Grace Darling: Carradale Point, Kintyre, Kilbrannan Sound, Firth Of Clyde

Sloop (19th Century)

Site Name Grace Darling: Carradale Point, Kintyre, Kilbrannan Sound, Firth Of Clyde

Classification Sloop (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'On The Rocks Of Carradale Point'; Carradale Bay; Outer Clyde Estuary; Grace Darling

Canmore ID 218809

Site Number NR83NW 8005

NGR NR 815 362

NGR Description NR c. 815 362

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

NR83NW 8005 c. 815 362

N55 34.2 W5 28.0

NLO: Carradale [name: NR 813 383]

Carradale Bay [name centred NR 809 369]

Carradale Point [name: NR 815 362]

Kilbrannan Sound [name centred NR 83 40].

Not to be confused with the 1897 loss of the same name nearby, for which see NR83NW 8006.

9th September 1859, GRACE DARLING, 17 yrs old, sloop, 19 tons, 2 crew, carrying coals, stranded, total loss, 2 lives lost, wind SW10, Carradale Bay, Cantire [Kintyre], Argyllshire.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1859 (1860 [2623] LX.501).

Glasgow, 13th Sept.. The GRACE DARLING, of Rothesay, with coals, was wrecked on the rocks of Carradale Point, Kintyre, 8th Sept.: two men and a boy are supposed to have perished. [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 2031).

(Classified as sloop, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 13 September 1859). Grace Darling: this vessel stranded at Carradale Point. Capt. Lusk.

Registration: Greenock. Built 1842. 19 tons burthern. Length: 11m. Beam: 4m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 34.50 W5 28.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 23 July 2002.

Activities

Loss (13 September 1859)

9th September 1859, GRACE DARLING, 17 yrs old, sloop, 19 tons, 2 crew, carrying coals, stranded, total loss, 2 lives lost, wind SW10, Carradale Bay, Cantire [Kintyre], Argyllshire.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1859 (1860 [2623] LX.501).

Glasgow, 13th Sept.. The GRACE DARLING, of Rothesay, with coals, was wrecked on the rocks of Carradale Point, Kintyre, 8th Sept.: two men and a boy are supposed to have perished. [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 2031).

(Classified as sloop, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 13 September 1859). Grace Darling: this vessel stranded at Carradale Point. Capt. Lusk.

Registration: Greenock. Built 1842. 19 tons burthern. Length: 11m. Beam: 4m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 34.50 W5 28.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (23 July 2002)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 23 July 2002.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 5248

Name : GRACE DARLING

Latitude : 553430

Longitude : 52800

Date Built : 1842

Registration : GREENOCK

Type : SLOOP

Tonnage : 19

Tonnage Code : B

Length : 11

Beam : 4

Loss Day : 13

Loss Month : 9

Loss Year : 1859

Comment : Stranded at Carradale Point. Capt. Lusk

Cargo : COAL

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