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Elizabeth: Sand Of Mail, Cunningsburgh, North Sea

Craft (18th Century)

Site Name Elizabeth: Sand Of Mail, Cunningsburgh, North Sea

Classification Craft (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Sand Of Meal; West Burra; Meal; Mail; Elizabeth

Canmore ID 239242

Site Number HU42NW 8008

NGR HU 430 278

NGR Description HU c. 430 278

Datum Datum not recorded

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

Archaeology Notes

HU42NW 8008 c. 430 278

N60 2 W1 13.7

NLO: West Burra [name centred HU 37 35]

Mail [name: HU 431 279]

Sands of Mail [name centred HU 430 278]

Cunningsburgh [name centred HU 42 30].

Possibly on map sheet HU33SE.

Formerly entered in error as HU33NE 8002 at cited location HU c. 37 35 [N60 6 W1 20] and cited name Sand of Meal, West Burra.

Not to be confused with NC86NW 8008.

(No classification specified: cargo cited as flax, staves and linseed, and date of loss as 16 January 1778). Elizabeth: this vessel was wrecked at Meal (Mail?). Capt. Burns.

Registration: Leith.

(Location of loss cited as N60 2.0 W1 13.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Ridley lists this wreck among those 'off Cunningsburgh District, South Mainland' and among others on the E side of the islands. A location on the North Sea coast appears more probable, and Sand of Meal is probably to be equated with Sands of Mail.

Whittaker cites a [presumably suggested] location at N60 2 W1 13.5 [HU 431 278], which falls within the area of Mail.

Sand of Meal is not noted as such on the 1998 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map but the name has otherwise been applied to locations around HU 37 35.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 4 March 2003.

Activities

Loss (16 January 1778)

(No classification specified: cargo cited as flax, staves and linseed, and date of loss as 16 January 1778). Elizabeth: this vessel was wrecked at Meal (Mail?). Capt. Burns.

Registration: Leith.

(Location of loss cited as N60 2.0 W1 13.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (4 March 2003)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Ridley lists this wreck among those 'off Cunningsburgh District, South Mainland' and among others on the E side of the islands. A location on the North Sea coast appears more probable, and Sand of Meal is probably to be equated with Sands of Mail.

Whittaker cites a [presumably suggested] location at N60 2 W1 13.5 [HU 431 278], which falls within the area of Mail.

Sand of Meal is not noted as such on the 1998 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map but the name has otherwise been applied to locations around HU 37 35.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 4 March 2003.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 8838

Name : ELIZABETH

Latitude : 600200

Longitude : 11330

Registration : LEITH

Loss Day : 16

Loss Month : 1

Loss Year : 1778

Comment : Wrecked at Meal (Mail ?) Capt. Burns

Cargo : FLAX,STAVES & LINSEED

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