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Try: Loch Eriboll, Atlantic

Brig (19th Century)

Site Name Try: Loch Eriboll, Atlantic

Classification Brig (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'On A Sunken Rock... In The Middle Of The Loch'; Pentland Firth; Try

Canmore ID 274425

Site Number NC45NW 8008

NGR NC 44 59

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

NC45NW 8008 unlocated

NLO: Loch Eriboll [name centred NC 44 60]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheets NC45NW, NC45NE, NC45SW, NC45SE, or NC46SW.

Loch Erribol, Sept. 1. 'The TRY, Dorkin, from Wick to Newry, struck on a sunken rock yesterday, in the middle of the Loch, and immediately went down. Crew saved.'

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 7193, London, Friday September 9 1836.

NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7179).

(Classified as brig: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 31 August 1836). Try: this vessel hit [a] rock and sank in the middle of Loch Eriboll. Capt. Dorkin.

Registration: Yarmouth. Built 1821. 87 tons burthern.

(Location of loss cited as N58 30.0 W4 40.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. The reference to 'a sunken rock... in the middle of the Loch' may refer to any of several such obstructions.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 August 2005.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 14566

Name : TRY

Latitude : 583000

Longitude : 44000

Date Built : 1821

Registration : YARMOUTH

Type : BRIG

Tonnage : 87

Tonnage Code : B

Loss Day : 31

Loss Month : 8

Loss Year : 1836

Comment : Hit rock and sank in the middle of Loch Eriboll. Capt. Dorkin


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