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Juniper: Lyra Skerry, Papa Stour, Atlantic

Motor Fishing Vessel (20th Century)

Site Name Juniper: Lyra Skerry, Papa Stour, Atlantic

Classification Motor Fishing Vessel (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Fogla Skerry; Lyra Sound; Juniper

Canmore ID 238839

Site Number HU16SW 8001

NGR HU 143 613

NGR Description HU c. 143 613

Datum Datum not recorded

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HU16SW 8001 c. 143 613

N60 20.2 W1 44.5

NLO: Lyra Skerry [name: HU 143 613]

Fogla Skerry [name: HU 140 612]

Papa Stour [name centred HU 16 60].

Juniper: [max. date] 1967

Went ashore with defective navigational aids in SE gale. Crew of 12 rescued by Aith lifeboat for which rescue cox was awarded RNLI silver medal.

Archive Ref: Press and Journal 13/10/1967; 24/2/1967 p. 4 col. 5-6

Source: Shetland Archive Service [undated]

MS/3025, no. 1010.

(Location cited as HU c. 142 613]. This fishing vessel was wrecked in the 1970's to the E of Lyra Skerry; the remains are 'well smashed'.

G Ridley 1992.

(Classified as M[otor] F[ishing] V[essel]: date of loss cited as 19 February 1967). Juniper: this vessel was wrecked at the foot of a 200ft cliff in Lyra Sound, on the W side of Pap Stour.

Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1961. 234grt.

(location of loss cited as N60 20.25 W1 44.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Lyra Sound is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map. The NGR cited by Ridley for this loss is at variance with the textual description. Larn and Larn place the wreck at the base of cliffs on the W side of the stack.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 February 2003.

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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 7283

Name : JUNIPER

Latitude : 602015

Longitude : 14430

Date Built : 1961

Registration : ABERDEEN

Type : MFV

Tonnage : 234

Tonnage Code : G

Loss Day : 19

Loss Month : 2

Loss Year : 1967

Comment : Wrecked at the foot of 200ft cliff in Lyra Sound, west side of Papa Stour.

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