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Waverley: Atlantic

Steam Trawler (19th Century)

Site Name Waverley: Atlantic

Classification Steam Trawler (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'About Five Miles West Of Oversay Light, Islay'; Orsay; North Channel; Waverley

Canmore ID 220709

Site Number NR15SW 8001

NGR NR 11 50

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

NR15SW 8001 unlocated

NLO: Orsay [lighthouse]: [name: NR 164 515]

Islay [name centred NR 38 60].

Formerly entered as NR15SE 8012 (unlocated).

5 July 1896, WAVERLEY, 2 years, of S. Shields. Wood steam fishing vessel. 39 ton, 8 men. Master F. Chase. Owner Shields Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., S. Shields. Glasgow to fishing. Collided steamship MERSEY of Liverpool. Calm. About 5 miles W. of Oversay Light, Islay.

Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1896-97 (1898 [C.8917] LXXXVIII.401).

NMRS, MS/829/67 (no. 939).

(Classified as wooden steam trawler, in ballast: date of loss cited as 5 July 1896). Waverley: this vessel was in collision and sank about 5 miles W of Oversay [Orsay] light. (5 May 1896?)

Registration: South Shields. Built 1894. 126grt. Length: 29m. Beam: 6m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 40.00 W6 35.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker. Rhinns of Islay (Orsay or Oversay) Lighthouse (NR15SE 15) is at NR 16345 51414.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 August 2002.

Activities

Loss (5 July 1896)

5 July 1896, WAVERLEY, 2 years, of S. Shields. Wood steam fishing vessel. 39 ton, 8 men. Master F. Chase. Owner Shields Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., S. Shields. Glasgow to fishing. Collided steamship MERSEY of Liverpool. Calm. About 5 miles W. of Oversay Light, Islay.

Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1896-97 (1898 [C.8917] LXXXVIII.401).

NMRS, MS/829/67 (no. 939).

(Classified as wooden steam trawler, in ballast: date of loss cited as 5 July 1896). Waverley: this vessel was in collision and sank about 5 miles W of Oversay [Orsay] light. (5 May 1896?)

Registration: South Shields. Built 1894. 126grt. Length: 29m. Beam: 6m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 40.00 W6 35.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (28 August 2002)

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker. Rhinns of Islay (Orsay or Oversay) Lighthouse (NR15SE 15) is at NR 16345 51414.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 August 2002.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 6301

Name : WAVERLEY

Latitude : 554000

Longitude : 63500

Date Built : 1894

Registration : SOUTH SHIELDS

Type : STEAM TRAWLER(WOOD)

Tonnage : 126

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 29

Beam : 6

Draught : 3m

Loss Day : 5

Loss Month : 7

Loss Year : 1896

Comment : Collision and sunk approx. 5 miles W of Oversay Lt. (5/5/1896 ?)

Cargo : BALLAST

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