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Great Western: Muasdale, Kintyre, Sound Of Gigha

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Great Western: Muasdale, Kintyre, Sound Of Gigha

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Mussdale; Mull Of Kintyre; Campbeltown; Atlantic

Canmore ID 283141

Site Number NR64SE 8003

NGR NR 68 40

NGR Description NR c. 68 40

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Maritime - Argyll And Bute
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NR64SE 8003 c. 68 40

N55 36 W5 41

NLO: Muasdale [name: NR 682 402]

Isle of Gigha [name centred NR 642 492]

Sound of Gigha [name centred NR 67 49]

Mull of Kintyre [name: NR 612 058]

Campbeltown [name: NR 720 204].

Possibly on map sheet NR63NE.

Campbeltown, 29th May. A head-board, about 8 feet long, painted black, with 'GREAT WESTERN', in gold letters, has been washed on shore at Mussdale [Muasdale], 13 miles N. of this place.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,536, London, Wednesday May 31 1854.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9024).

The location, map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are essentially arbitrary, being derived from the reported location of discovery of wreckage. The vessel probably foundered offshore, possibly beyond Scottish waters.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 September 2006.


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