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Martin Luther: Damsel Rock, Skye, Sea Of The Hebrides

Brig (19th Century)

Site Name Martin Luther: Damsel Rock, Skye, Sea Of The Hebrides

Classification Brig (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'On The Damsel Rocks, West Of Skye'; Little Minch; Martin Luther

Canmore ID 261865

Site Number NG14SW 8001

NGR NG 14 44

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

NG14SW 8001 unlocated

NLO: Skye [name centred NG 45 35].

Not to be confused with NT49NE 8028.

Dunvegan, 6th July, the MARTIN LUTHER (brig), of Dram, Olsen, was totally wrecked, 3rd July, on the Damsel rocks, West of Skye: the vessel has altogether broken up, and such portions of it as would float have drifted out to sea: the boats and some pieces of the rigging which were secured have been sold for £10.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,167, London, Thursday July 11 1872.

Greenock, 12th July, the MARTIN LUTHER, Olsen, which was wrecked, 3rd July, on the Damsel rocks, Isle of Skye, was bound from Dublin to Norway, in ballast, crew saved. [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 3819).

(Classified as brig, in ballast; date of loss cited as 3 July 1872). Martin Luther: this vessel was wrecked on Damsel Rock and broke up quickly. Capt. Olsen.

Registration: dram. 180 tons [unspecified].

(location of loss cited as N57 24.0 W6 45.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location that is cited by Whittaker.

The location of Damsel Rock cannot be ascertained from the available map evidence.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 23 July 2004.

Activities

Loss (3 July 1872)

Dunvegan, 6th July, the MARTIN LUTHER (brig), of Dram, Olsen, was totally wrecked, 3rd July, on the Damsel rocks, West of Skye: the vessel has altogether broken up, and such portions of it as would float have drifted out to sea: the boats and some pieces of the rigging which were secured have been sold for £10.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,167, London, Thursday July 11 1872.

Greenock, 12th July, the MARTIN LUTHER, Olsen, which was wrecked, 3rd July, on the Damsel rocks, Isle of Skye, was bound from Dublin to Norway, in ballast, crew saved. [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 3819).

(Classified as brig, in ballast; date of loss cited as 3 July 1872). Martin Luther: this vessel was wrecked on Damsel Rock and broke up quickly. Capt. Olsen.

Registration: dram. 180 tons [unspecified].

(location of loss cited as N57 24.0 W6 45.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (23 July 2004)

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location that is cited by Whittaker.

The location of Damsel Rock cannot be ascertained from the available map evidence.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 23 July 2004.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 3536

Name : MARTIN LUTHER

Latitude : 572400

Longitude : 64500

Registration : DRAM

Type : BRIG

Tonnage : 180

Loss Day : 3

Loss Month : 7

Loss Year : 1872

Comment : Wrecked on Damsel Rock and broke up quickly. Capt. Olsen

Cargo : BALLAST

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