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Williams: Loch Eriboll, Atlantic

Snow (19th Century)

Site Name Williams: Loch Eriboll, Atlantic

Classification Snow (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Pentland Firth; Williams

Canmore ID 258482

Site Number NC46NE 8022

NGR NC 46 65

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Maritime - Highland
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NC46NE 8022 unlocated

NLO: Loch Eriboll [name centred NC 44 60]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

See also NC46SE 8013 and NC46SE 8014.

Possibly on map sheets NC45NW, NC45NE, NC45SW, NC45SE, or NC46SW.

Wick, 23rd Jan. [1846]. 'The following vessels were driven on shore at Loch Erribol 8th inst., during a violent gale: the WILLIAMS, Nairn, of Arbroath, loaded for the Clyde: crew saved: UNITY, from Lerwick to Liverpool: crew saved: and the MARGARET & ISABELLA, Lowrey, from Portmahomack to Ireland: crew saved.' [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8060).

(Classified as snow, with cargo of hemp: date of loss cited as 8 January 1846). Williams: this vessel stranded at Loch Eriboll. Capt. Nairn.

Registration: Arbroath. Built 1822. 95 tons burthern.

(Location of loss cited as N58 33.0 W4 38.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 10 May 2004.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 9923


Latitude : 583300

Longitude : 43800

Date Built : 1822

Registration : ARBROATH

Type : SNOW

Tonnage : 95

Tonnage Code : B

Loss Day : 8

Loss Month : 1

Loss Year : 1846

Comment : Stranded at Loch Eriboll. Capt. Nairn

Cargo : HEMP


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