Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

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


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2019.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

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.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 7283


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.


MyCanmore Image Contributions

Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions