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Duart Castle: Morvern, Sound Of Mull

Smack (19th Century)

Site Name Duart Castle: Morvern, Sound Of Mull

Classification Smack (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Douart Castle; 'on The Morven Shore, Opposite Tobermory'

Canmore ID 272698

Site Number NM55NW 8032

NGR NM 54 55

NGR Description NM c. 54 55

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

NM55NW 8032 c. 54 55

N56 37 W6 1

NLO: Tobermory [name: NM 505 555]

Sound of Mull [name centred NM 58 46].

Possibly on map sheet NM55SW.

Tobermory, 18th Jan. The DUART CASTLE (a small smack), drove out of this harbour, with no one on board, went on Morven shore, and is expected to become a wreck.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,979, London, Saturday January 22 1859.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9615).

(Classified as smack: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 17 January 1858). Douart [Duart?] Castle: this vessel was wrecked on the Morven [Morven] shore, opposite Tobermory.

Registration: Campbeltown. Built 1840. 21 tons burthern. Length: 11m. Beam: 4m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 38.0 W6 0.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this loss is essentially tentative. The vessel was presumably not recovered.

The date and spelling of the name assigned by Whittaker remain unverified; those cited in the primary account are preferred.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 June 2005.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 3807


Latitude : 563800

Longitude : 60000

Date Built : 1840

Registration : CAMPBELTOWN

Type : SMACK

Tonnage : 21

Tonnage Code : B

Length : 11

Beam : 4

Loss Day : 17

Loss Month : 1

Loss Year : 1858

Comment : Wrecked on Morven shore opp. Tobermory


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