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Wyre Law: Port Nan Giuran, Lewis, North Minch

Steam Trawler (20th Century)

Site Name Wyre Law: Port Nan Giuran, Lewis, North Minch

Classification Steam Trawler (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Lowther; Miletus; Broad Bay; Portnaguran; Loch A' Tuath; Stornoway; Portnaguran; Wyre Law

Canmore ID 220866

Site Number NB53NE 8005

NGR NB 55287 37071

NGR Description NB c. 56 37

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Maritime - Western Isles
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NB53NE 8005 c. 56 37

N58 15 W6 10

NLO: Broad Bay or Loch a Tuath [name centred NB 49 36]

Port nan Giuran [name centred NB 565 376]

Stornoway [name: NB 425 330].

Formerly entered as NB43NE 8006 at cited location NB c. 49 36 [N58 14 W6 17], and also entered in error as NB53NE 8012.

(No classification or cargo specified: date of loss cited as 23 October 1952). Wyre Law: this vessel stranded on Lewis, near Portnaguran [Port nan Giuran], and was abandoned.

(Location of loss cited as N58 15.27 W6 10.30).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

The name of this vessel suggests that she was a Fleetwood-based deepwater trawler.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 January 2008.

Activities

Loss (23 October 1952)

(No classification or cargo specified: date of loss cited as 23 October 1952). Wyre Law: this vessel stranded on Lewis, near Portnaguran [Port nan Giuran], and was abandoned.

(Location of loss cited as N58 15.27 W6 10.30).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (21 January 2008)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

The name of this vessel suggests that she was a Fleetwood-based deepwater trawler.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 January 2008.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 2100

Name : WYRE LAW

Latitude : 581516

Longitude : 61018

Date Built : 1915

Registration : FLEETWOOD

Type : MFV

Tonnage : 313

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 41

Beam : 7

Position : Exact Position

Loss Day : 23

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1952

Comment : Stranded on Lewis near Portnaguran and abandoned.

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 000765

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Wreck showing any portion of hull or superstructure

State : DEAD

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 58.25444,-6.17167

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 58.25405,-6.17280

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Precisely known

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 2

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : WYRE LAW

Type : STEAM TRAWLER

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 41.2

Beam : 7.2

Draught : 3.8

Tonnage : 313

Tonnage Type : Gross

Cargo : BALLAST

Date Sunk : 23/10/1952

Bottom Texture : Rock

Contact Description : Notable debris

Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Last Sensor : Video Sensor

Original Detection Year : 1953

Last Detection Year : 1977

Original Source : Other

Last Source : Survey Vessel

Circumstances of Loss : **STEEL STEAM TRAWLER, EX- LOWTHER ['48], EX- MILETUS, BUILT 1915 BY LIVINGSTONE & COOPER LTD., HESSLE, HULL WITH 3 CYLINDER TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINE OF 84HP, SINGLE SHAFT, 1 BOILER, MACHINERY BY C.D. HOLMES & CO. LTD., HULL. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY WYRE STEAM TRAWLING CO LTD. GROUNDED ON ROCKS AT BROAD BAY, ISLE OF LEWIS. (SIBI)

Surveying Details : **H7022/52 1.5.53 POSN 581516N, 061018W. (EDINBURGH, NLB). INS AS ST. BR STD.

**H1941/76 21.6.77 EXISTS IN CHARTED POSN, MUCH BROKEN UP & NOT VISIBLE FROM SEAWARD EXCEPT FROM BOATS CLOSE TO ROCKS. (HMS HECLA, ROS DTD 13.3.77). DELETE. BR STD.

Chart Symbol : ST

Date Last Amended : 27/05/2004

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