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Elizabeth: Skerry, Stroma, Pentland Firth

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Elizabeth: Skerry, Stroma, Pentland Firth

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Skerry Of Stroma; Mell Head; North Sea

Canmore ID 283142

Site Number ND37SW 8012

NGR ND 342 757

NGR Description ND c. 342 757

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

ND37SW 8012 c. 342 757

N58 39.9 W3 8.1

NLO: Skerry [name: ND 342 757]

Mell Head [name: ND 339 761]

Island of Stroma [name: ND 35 77]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Huna, N.B., 12th June. The ELIZABETH, of Montrose, Morgan, from Alloa to Oban, with coals, struck on the Skerry of Stroma, Pentland Frith [Firth], yesterday, and remains full of water, considerably damaged, with her keel broken, and likely to become a wreck.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,549, London, Thursday June 15 1854.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9026).

The 1998 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map notes Skerry [NAT] just off Mell Head, the S tip of the island of Stroma.

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

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 September 2006.


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