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Magnet: South Ronaldsay, Orkney

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Magnet: South Ronaldsay, Orkney

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Nevi Skerry; Scapa Flow; Pentland Firth; North Sea; Magnet

Canmore ID 287846

Site Number ND49SW 8066

NGR ND 42 94

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Maritime - Orkney
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

ND49SW 8066 unlocated

NLO: South Ronaldsay [name centred ND 44 87]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81]

Scapa Flow [name centred HY 36 00]

Nevi Skerry [name: ND 397 957].

Possibly on map sheets ND48NE, ND48SW, ND49NE, or ND49SE.

(Classified as schooner, with general cargo: date of loss cited as 14 March 1847). Magnet: this vessel sank near Soouth Ronaldshay [South Ronaldsay] after hitting Nevi Skerry. Capt. Stowe. Registration: Stromness. 335 tons [unspecified].

(Location of loss cited as N58 50.0 W3 0.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location of this loss is unclear, and the map sheet assigned is accordingly essentially arbitrary. It remains uncertain on which side of this large island the vessel stranded.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 4 April 2007.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 6891


Latitude : 585000

Longitude : 30000

Registration : STROMNESS


Tonnage : 335

Loss Day : 14

Loss Month : 3

Loss Year : 1847

Comment : Sank near Soouth Ronaldshay after hitting Nevi Skerry. Capt. Stowe



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