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Hunter: Stoal, Aywick, Yell, North Sea

Sloop (19th Century)

Site Name Hunter: Stoal, Aywick, Yell, North Sea

Classification Sloop (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Stoal Of Aywick; Colgrave Sound; Ay Wick; Hunter

Canmore ID 239419

Site Number HU58NW 8007

NGR HU 54 87

NGR Description HU c. 54 87

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

HU58NW 8007 c. 54 87

N60 34 W1 1

NLO: Stoal [name: HU 544 873]

Ay Wick [name centred HU 538 868]

North Aywick [name: HU 536 872]

Colgrave Sound [name centred HU 57 90].

Possibly on map sheet HU58NE.

Hunter: [max. date] 1847

Lost with shop stock belonging to Gilbert Henderson of Unst also lost aboard. Cargo valued at £300. Crew and passengers 12, 8 perished

Archive Ref: SM p. 3; RSB; SC12/6/1848/57

MS/3025, no. 357.

Lerwick, 6th Dec. The boat HUNTER, Williamson, Lerwick, for Mydell, with goods and passengers is supposed to have been run down in a gale 22nd ult.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 10,525, London, Friday December 10 1847.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8255).

(Classified as sloop, with general cargo: date of loss cited as 22 November 1847). Hunter: this vessel was wrecked near Stoal, Aywick [Ay Wick]. Capt. Williamson. Registration: Lerwick.

(Location of loss cited as N60 34.0 W1 0.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to nthis record is essentially tentative.

The classification cited by Whittaker remains unverified.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 24 May 2005.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 7931


Latitude : 603400

Longitude : 10000

Registration : LERWICK

Type : SLOOP

Loss Day : 22

Loss Month : 11

Loss Year : 1847

Comment : Wrecked near Stoal, Aywick. Capt. Williamson



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