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Louise Charlotte: Brei Wick, North Sea

Brig (19th Century)

Site Name Louise Charlotte: Brei Wick, North Sea

Classification Brig (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Louisa Charlotte; Braewick; Dales Voe; Tingwall; Louise Charlotte

Canmore ID 241503

Site Number HU44NE 8004

NGR HU 452 469

NGR Description HU c. 452 469

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

HU44NE 8004 c. 452 469

N60 12.3 W1 11.1

NLO: Brei Wick [name centred HU 452 469]

Dales Voe [name centred HU 452 455].

Louisa Charlotte: [max. date] 1875

Wood laden derelict. From Riga to South Alloa .Value £290. Master and six men landed at Dundee

Archive Ref: HS; RSB

Source: Shetland Archive Service [undated].

MS/3025, no. 759.

27 September 1875, LOUISE CHARLOTTE, 25 yrs, of Russia, wooden brig, 208 tons, 9 crew, Master H. Mortensen, Owner Fenger & Co., Riga, departed Riga for Alloa, carrying lathwood, stranded, total loss, 2 lives lost, wind NW11, drifted ashore derelict at Hawks Ness, Tingwall, Shetland.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1875 - 76 (1876 [C.1632] LXVII.191).

Lerwick, 22nd Nov., the hull of the LOUISE CHARLOTTE, of Riga, derelict at Braewick, was sold, 16th Nov., for £30: a small quantity of cargo is still on board to stiffen her: the sale of the cargo of lathwood is advertised to take place tomorrow.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 19,218, London, Friday November 26 1875.

Lerwick, 29th Nov., the sale of the lathwood, ex LOUISE CHARLOTTE, of Riga, derelict, took place at the Customhouse, 23rd , and brought £290.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 19,223, London, Thursday December 2 [1875].

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 2644).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of wood: date of loss cited as 23 October 1875). Louise Charlotte: this vessel was stranded at Braewick [Brei Wick:], Dales Voe, Tingwall. Capt Martanson. Sold for 30. (Brig?). Registration: Riga.

(Location of loss cited as N60 12.25 W1 11.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

There is an evident discreancy between the rigs cited by Whittaker and in the contemporary account; the latter is preferred.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 29 March 2004.

NMRS, MS/829/69; I G Whittaker 1998.

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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 13324

Name : LOUISE CHARLOTTE

Latitude : 601215

Longitude : 11100

Registration : RIGA

Type : SCHOONER

Loss Day : 23

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1875

Comment : Stranded at Braewick, Dales Voe, Tingwall. Capt. Martanson. Sold for 30 (BRIG?)

Cargo : WOOD

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