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Isabella: Morvern, Sound Of Mull

Smack (19th Century)

Site Name Isabella: Morvern, Sound Of Mull

Classification Smack (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Opposite Tobermory'; Isabella

Canmore ID 272699

Site Number NM55NW 8033

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 8033 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, 4th Oct. The ISABELLA, (smack), Love, of and from Belfast, for Wick, ran on shore opposite this place last night, and is expected to become a total wreck: crew saved.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 11,715, London, Thursday October 9 1851.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8699).

(Classified as smack: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 3 October 1851). Isabella: this vessel stranded opposite Tobermory, and was expected to become a wreck.

Registration: Belfast.

(Location of loss cited as N56 37.0 W6 0.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this loss is essentially arbitrary.

The vessel was presumably not recovered.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 June 2005.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 12463


Latitude : 563700

Longitude : 60000

Registration : BELFAST

Type : SMACK

Loss Day : 3

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1851

Comment : Stranded opposite Tobermory and expected wreck.


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