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Freiheit: Stroma, Pentland Firth

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Freiheit: Stroma, Pentland Firth

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Island Of Stroma; North Sea

Canmore ID 276913

Site Number ND37NE 8032

NGR ND 35 77

NGR Description ND c. 35 77

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

ND37NE 8032 c. 35 77

N58 40 W3 7

NLO: Island of Stroma [name: ND 35 77]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND37NW.

Conisbay [Canisbay], 8th Sept. The FREIHEIT, Meyer, of Lubeck, from Danzig [Gdansk] to Liverpool, was stranded last night on the Island of Stroma, and it is feared will become a wreck.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 10,449, London, Monday September 13 1847.

Island of Stroma, Pentland Firth, 11th Sept. The deck-load, stores, and part of the materials of the FREIHEIT, Meyer, stranded here 7th inst., have been landed.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 10,452, London, Thursday September 16 1847.

St. Margaret's Hope, Orkney, 16th Sept. The FREHEIT, Meyer, of Lubeck, from Danzig [Gdansk] to Liverpool, which was stranded 7th inst., on the Island of Stroma, [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8208).

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), possibly suggesting her successful recovery.

The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 24 April 2007.


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