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Johanna Jakoba: Lyra Skerry Sound, Papa Stour, Atlantic

Ship (18th Century)

Site Name Johanna Jakoba: Lyra Skerry Sound, Papa Stour, Atlantic

Classification Ship (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Johanna Jakoba

Canmore ID 239837

Site Number HU16SW 8002

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 8002 c. 143 613

N60 20.2 W1 44.5

NLO: Lyra Skerry [name: HU 143 613]

Papa Stour [name centred HU 16 60].

Johanna Jakoba: max date 1759

West Indies for Denmark, cargo of sugar drove ashore in fog. Crew saved 'a large and beautiful vessel'

Archive Ref: RSB

Source: Shetland Archive Service

MS/3025 (no. 315)

(Classified as [full-rigged] ship, with cargo of sugar: date of loss cited as 15 July 1759). Johanna Jakoba: this vessel was wrecked at Lyra Skerry Sound, Papa Stour. Capt. Nielson. Registration: Copenhagen.

(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 Skerry Sound is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map. The name may indicate the channels on either E or W sides of Lyra Skerry.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 March 2003.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 15712


Latitude : 602015

Longitude : 14430

Registration : COPENHAGEN

Type : SHIP

Loss Day : 15

Loss Month : 7

Loss Year : 1759

Comment : Wrecked at Lyra Skerry Sound, Papa Stour. Capt. Nielson

Cargo : SUGAR


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