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Heroine: Mail, Cunningsburgh, North Sea

Craft (20th Century)

Site Name Heroine: Mail, Cunningsburgh, North Sea

Classification Craft (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Heroine

Canmore ID 239268

Site Number HU42NW 8010

NGR HU 431 279

NGR Description HU c. 431 279

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

HU42NW 8010 c. 431 279

N60 2 W1 13.6

NLO: Mail [name: HU 431 279]

Sands of Mail [name centred HU 430 278]

Cunningsburgh [name centred HU 42 30].

Heroine: [max. date] 1900

Drove ashore along with at least 7 others during great gale of 1900. Crew ashore.

Archive Ref: RSB

MS/3025, no. 852.

(Classified as packet [no rig cited]: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 16 February 1900). Heroine: this vessel was wrecked at Mail. Registration: Lerwick.

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

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 4 March 2003.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 9316


Latitude : 600200

Longitude : 11330

Registration : LERWICK


Loss Day : 16

Loss Month : 2

Loss Year : 1900

Comment : Wrecked at Mail


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