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Minerva: Ullapool, Loch Broom

Ship (19th Century)

Site Name Minerva: Ullapool, Loch Broom

Classification Ship (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Bay Of Ullapool; North Minch; Minerva

Canmore ID 264048

Site Number NH19SW 8014

NGR NH 12 93

NGR Description NH c. 12 93

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

NH19SW 8014 c. 12 93

N57 53 W5 10

NLO: Ullapool [name: NH 125 942]

Loch Broom [name centred NH 10 93].

The MINERVA, Sketchley, from Liverpool to New York, which put into Ullapool dismasted, was burnt to the water's edge 4th instant. Cargo destroyed, with the exception of the 20 bales, which were thrown overboard and drifted on shore.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 5262, London, Friday March 13 1818.

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 5972).

(Classified as [full-rigged] ship, with general cargo : date of loss cited as 4 March 1818). Minerva: this vesseol was destroyed by fire at Ullapool. Registration: New York.

(Location of loss cited as N57 53.5 W5 9.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

The classification or rig that is cited by Whittaker remains unverified, but is accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 20 November 2007.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 6621


Latitude : 575330

Longitude : 50930

Registration : NEW YORK

Type : SHIP

Loss Day : 4

Loss Month : 3

Loss Year : 1818

Comment : Destroyed by fire at Ullapool.



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