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Comrade: Stornoway, Lewis, North Minch

Steam Drifter (20th Century)

Site Name Comrade: Stornoway, Lewis, North Minch

Classification Steam Drifter (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Sy 525; Cala Steornabhaig; Isle Of Lewis; Comrade (Sy 525)

Canmore ID 296503

Site Number NB43SW 8137

NGR NB 42 31

NGR Description NB c. 42 31

Datum Datum not recorded

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

Archaeology Notes

NB43SW 8137 c. 42 31

N58 12 W6 23

NLO: Stornoway [name: NB 425 330]

Cala Steornabhaigh [name centred NB 431 315].

(Classified as Steam Drifter: registration cited as SY 525, and date of loss as 17 September 1947). Comrade: this vessel blew up at Stornoway. (Collision and wrecked: Lochness?).

Registration: Stornoway. 35grt. Length: 21m. Beam: 5m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 11.0 W6 22.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The loss of this vessel may have occurred within Cala Steornabhaigh, which forms the extensive outer harbour at Stornoway.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 1 October 2008.

Activities

Loss (17 September 1947)

(Classified as Steam Drifter: registration cited as SY 525, and date of loss as 17 September 1947). Comrade: this vessel blew up at Stornoway. (Collision and wrecked: Lochness?).

Registration: Stornoway. 35grt. Length: 21m. Beam: 5m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 11.0 W6 22.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (1 October 2008)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The loss of this vessel may have occurred within Cala Steornabhaigh, which forms the extensive outer harbour at Stornoway.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 1 October 2008.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 3077

Name : COMRADE (SY 525)

Latitude : 581100

Longitude : 62200

Registration : STORNOWAY

Type : STEAM DRIFTER

Tonnage : 35

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 21

Beam : 5

Loss Day : 17

Loss Month : 9

Loss Year : 1947

Comment : Blew-up at Stornoway. (Collision and wrecked (LOCHNESS) ?)

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