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Anna Dora Stein: Calf Of Linga, Whalsay Skerries, North Sea

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Anna Dora Stein: Calf Of Linga, Whalsay Skerries, North Sea

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Anna Dorastein; Anna Dora Stine; Whalsay; Calf Of West Linga; Island Lenga, Whalsay Sound; Whalsey Island; Anna Dora Stine (Anna Dorastein ?)

Canmore ID 242270

Site Number HU66SW 8010

NGR HU 618 627

NGR Description HU c. 618 627

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

HU66SW 8010 c. 618 627

N60 20.7 W0 52.8

NLO: Calf of Linga [name: HU 618 627]

Whalsay [name centred HU 56 63].

Anne Dorastein: [max. date] 1880

Run ashore on Linga east of Whalsay. Total wreck. Sold for £30. From Grimsby to Reykjavik with a cargo of coal. Crew saved

Archive Ref: "ST 19/1/1881

Source: Shetland Archive Service [undated]

MS/3025 (no. 712).

18 December 1880, ANNA DORA STINE, 13 yrs old, of Denmark, Bureau Veritas 3/3, G.1.1., for 6 yrs from 11.80, last survey 11.80, wooden schooner, 107 tons, 6 crew, Master J. Mortensen, Owner S. Jacobsen & Co., Hamburg, departed Grimsby for Iceland, carrying salt, wind SSW10, stranded, total loss, Whalsey Island, Shetland Isles.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1880-81 (1882 [C.3177] LXIII.251).

Lerwick, Dec. 20, 5.50 p.m., ANNA DORA, schooner, Sheyne, of Copenhagen, salt laden, from Grimsby, bound to Iceland, totally wrecked on Island Lenga, Whalsay Sound, Shetland, night 19th: crew saved.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 20,796, London, Tuesday December 21 1880.

Leith, Dec. 22, ANNA DORA STINE schooner, Mortensen, of and for Iceland from Grimsby, with salt, encountered a SSW gale off the Skerries, Dec. 18. In endeavouring to keep off the shore her sails were blown away, and before the anchors could be got out she drove on the rocks inside Whalsey Island and [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 3062).

(Classified as wooden schooner, with cargo of salt: date of loss cited as 18 December 1880). Anna Dora Stione (Anna Dorastein?): this vessel was wrecked on Calf of West Linga [Calf of Linga], Whalsay. Capt. Mortensen.

Registration: Seydisfjord. Built 1867. 107 tons [unspecified].

(Location of loss cited as N60 21.0 W1 2.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The Whalsay Skerries are not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but the name presumably applies to the scattered skerries to the E and SE of Whalsay, around East Linga [name: HU 615 623].

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 29 April 2003.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 5870


Latitude : 602100

Longitude : 10200

Date Built : 1867

Registration : SEYDISFJORD


Tonnage : 107

Loss Day : 18

Loss Month : 12

Loss Year : 1880

Comment : Stranded on Calf of West Linga, Whalsay. Capt. Mortensen

Cargo : SALT


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