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Kestrel: Atlantic

Steam Lighter (20th Century)

Site Name Kestrel: Atlantic

Classification Steam Lighter (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Six Miles Off Machrihanish'; North Channel; Irish Sea; Kestrel

Canmore ID 304728

Site Number NR43SE 8004

NGR NR 49 30

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long


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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

NR43SE 8004 unlocated

NLO: Islay [name centred NR 38 60]

Machrihanish [name: NR 638 207].

(Classified as steam lighter, with cargo of crushed limestone: date of loss cited as 15 November 1929). Kestrel: this vessel foundered six miles off Machrihanish on route to Islay.

Registration: Glasgow. Built 1902. 100grt.

(Location of loss cited as N55 30.00 W5 58.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 June 2010.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 9796


Latitude : 553000

Longitude : 55800

Date Built : 1902

Registration : GLASGOW


Tonnage : 100

Tonnage Code : G

Loss Day : 15

Loss Month : 11

Loss Year : 1929

Comment : Foundered 6 miles off Machrihanish on route to Islay.



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