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Swift: Caisteal Maol, Kyle Akin

Sloop (19th Century)

Site Name Swift: Caisteal Maol, Kyle Akin

Classification Sloop (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Castlemoyle; Scalpay; Kyleakin Sound; Island Of Skye; Sound Of Skye; Loch Alsh; Swift

Canmore ID 259005

Site Number NG72NE 8014

NGR NG 758 264

NGR Description NG c. 758 264

Datum Datum not recorded

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NG72NE 8014 c. 758 264

N57 16.4 W5 43.2

NLO: Kyleakin [name: NG 754 263]

Loch Alsh [name centred NG 80 25]

Kyle Akin [name centred NG 758 268]

Skye [name centred NG 45 35].

Not to be confused with the 1873 loss of the Snipe, for which see NG72NE 8016.

Corry, Broadford, (Isle of Skye), 28th July. The SWIFT, (sloop), of Port William, from Liverpool to Anstruther, struck on a sunken rock off Scalpay, on the 25th July, but came off, and making much water, was run upon the beach at Kyleakin, and, on the tide ebbing, she slipped off and sank in 8 fathoms water: but is is expected she will be raised.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 11,655, London, Thursday July 31 1851.

Wick, 1st Aug. The SWIFT (smack), of Port William, got on the rocks 28th July, near the Sound of Skye, was assisted off, and beached at Castlemoyle, where she capsized: at high tide she is covered with water.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 11,659, London, Tuesday August 5 1851.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8691).

(Classified as sloop: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 25 July 1851). Swift: this vessel was on the beach at Castlemoyle [Caisteal Maol], and slipped off into 8 fathoms. Expected to have all gone.

Registration: Fort William.

(Location of loss cited as N57 18.0 W5 43.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Castle Moyle or Castlemoyle [Caisteal Maol: NG72NE 1] is at NG 758 263.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 19 May 2004.

Activities

Loss (25 July 1851)

Corry, Broadford, (Isle of Skye), 28th July. The SWIFT, (sloop), of Port William, from Liverpool to Anstruther, struck on a sunken rock off Scalpay, on the 25th July, but came off, and making much water, was run upon the beach at Kyleakin, and, on the tide ebbing, she slipped off and sank in 8 fathoms water: but is is expected she will be raised.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 11,655, London, Thursday July 31 1851.

Wick, 1st Aug. The SWIFT (smack), of Port William, got on the rocks 28th July, near the Sound of Skye, was assisted off, and beached at Castlemoyle, where she capsized: at high tide she is covered with water.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 11,659, London, Tuesday August 5 1851.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8691).

(Classified as sloop: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 25 July 1851). Swift: this vessel was on the beach at Castlemoyle [Caisteal Maol], and slipped off into 8 fathoms. Expected to have all gone.

Registration: Fort William.

(Location of loss cited as N57 18.0 W5 43.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (19 May 2004)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Castle Moyle or Castlemoyle [Caisteal Maol: NG72NE 1] is at NG 758 263.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 19 May 2004.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 12453

Name : SWIFT

Latitude : 571800

Longitude : 54300

Registration : FORT WILLIAM

Type : SLOOP

Loss Day : 25

Loss Month : 7

Loss Year : 1851

Comment : Beach at Castlemoyle and slipped off into 8 fthms. Expected AG

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