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William And Robert: Saltness, Whalsay, North Sea

Schooner (18th Century)

Site Name William And Robert: Saltness, Whalsay, North Sea

Classification Schooner (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) William & Robert; Donald's Geo

Canmore ID 242279

Site Number HU56SW 8005

NGR HU 540 628

NGR Description HU c. 540 628

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

HU56SW 8005 c. 540 628

N60 20.8 W1 1.3

NLO: Saltness [name: HU 540 628]

Whalsay [name centred HU 56 63].

William and Robert: [max. date] 30 Sep 1748

Fish laden for Hamburg, crew saved.

Archive Ref: D.6/292/1 p.30.

Source: Shetland Archive Service [undated].

MS/3025, no. 3.

(Classified as schooner with cargo of salted fish: date of loss cited as 30 September 1748). William & Robert: this vessel was wrecked in Donald's Geo, Saltness. Capt. Calder.

(Location of loss cited as N60 20.75 W1 1.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assiined to this record is essentially arbitrary. Donald's Geo is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map.

The classification, cargo and date of loss cited by Whittaker remain unverified, but are accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 30 April 2003.

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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 8786

Name : WILLIAM & ROBERT

Latitude : 602045

Longitude : 10130

Registration : SHETLAND

Type : SCHOONER

Loss Day : 30

Loss Month : 9

Loss Year : 1748

Comment : Wrecked in Donald's Geo, Saltness. Capt. Calder

Cargo : SALTED FISH

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