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Aurora: Cromore Bay, Loch Eireasort, North Minch

Steam Drifter (20th Century)

Site Name Aurora: Cromore Bay, Loch Eireasort, North Minch

Classification Steam Drifter (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Cromor; Loch Erisort; Isle Of Lewis; Aurora

Canmore ID 296543

Site Number NB32SE 8001

NGR NB 398 214

NGR Description NB c. 398 214

Datum Datum not recorded

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NB32SE 8001 c. 398 214

N58 6.3 W6 25.0

NLO: Cromor [name centre NB 401 212]

Loch Eireasort [name centred NB 34 20].

(Classified as Steam Drifter: date of loss cited as 10 October 1931). Aurora: this vessel stranded from anchor at Cromore [Cromor] Bay, Loch Erisort [Eireasort], and [was] expected [to become a] wreck.

Registration: Stornoway. Built 1906. 74grt.

(Location of loss cited as N58 6.33 W6 25.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker. Cromor or Cromore Bay is not noted as such on the 1997 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but the name presumably applies to the pronounced bay to the W of Cromor village, and in front of it.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 October 2008.

Activities

Loss (10 October 1931)

(Classified as Steam Drifter: date of loss cited as 10 October 1931). Aurora: this vessel stranded from anchor at Cromore [Cromor] Bay, Loch Erisort [Eireasort], and [was] expected [to become a] wreck.

Registration: Stornoway. Built 1906. 74grt.

(Location of loss cited as N58 6.33 W6 25.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (6 October 2008)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker. Cromor or Cromore Bay is not noted as such on the 1997 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but the name presumably applies to the pronounced bay to the W of Cromor village, and in front of it.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 October 2008.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 14669

Name : AURORA

Latitude : 580620

Longitude : 62500

Date Built : 1906

Registration : STORNOWAY

Type : STEAM DRIFTER

Tonnage : 74

Tonnage Code : G

Loss Day : 10

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1931

Comment : Stranded from anchor at Cromore Bay, Loch Erisort and expected wreck.

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