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Eva: Sandsheen, Linklet Bay, North Ronaldsay, North Sea

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Eva: Sandsheen, Linklet Bay, North Ronaldsay, North Sea

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Eva

Canmore ID 3687

Site Number HY75SE 8003

NGR HY 769 546

NGR Description HY c. 769 546

Datum Datum not recorded


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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

HY75SE 8003 c. 769 546

N59 22.6 W2 24.4

NLO: Linklet Bay [name centred HY 778 542]

North Ronaldsay [name: HY 75 54].

Possibly on map sheet HY75NE.

Not to be confused with HY75NE 8024.

Formerly entered as HY75SE 36 at cited location HY 769 546 [N59 22.6 W2 24.4].

The 'Eva' was lost with a cargo of bricks and tiles, in Linklet Bay near Sandsheen in 1830. Formerly a warship. The hull was built of oak and became deeply embedded in the sand. An outline could be seen near low water mark at spring tides. It is unlikely that these traces are now visible.

Typescript list of North Ronaldsay wrecks in possession of Mrs C Muir, Garso 1979.

Visited by R G Lamb 1979.

(No classification specified: cargo cited as bricks and tiles, and date of loss as 1830). Eva: this vessel was lost at North Ronaldsay.

(Location of loss cited as N59 22.0 W2 25.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Sandsheen is not noted on the 1998 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map. Linklet Bay is an extensive but ill-defined embayment set into the E coast of North Ronaldsay.

The reference to this vessel having formerly been a warship may suggest conflation with the loss that is cited as HY75NE 8024.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 2 May 2005.


Desk Based Assessment (1999)

A former British warship, the Eva was lost with a cargo of brick and tiles in Linklet Bay, near Sandsheen, in 1830. The hull was made of oak, and due to the weight of cargo, became deeply embedded in the sand. It is possible that part of the ship survives beneath the sand at low-water mark. Ref.: RCAHMS (1980), #222.

Moore & Wilson 1999.

Coastal Zone Assessment Survey, 1999

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 6637

Name : EVA

Latitude : 592200

Longitude : 22500

Loss Year : 1830

Comment : Lost at North Ronaldsay



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