Ships, Loss of
Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notes on Cladh Chriosd [Cladh Chrìosd] and Cladh Mhoire, graveyards in Vatersay [Bhatarsaigh] and Sanntrai [Sanndraigh/Sandray] that no women are buried in Cladh Chrìosd and that the chaplain of the ship 'Anna Jane' was buried there.
Scope and Contents Story about a shipwreck which reads 'In Lunga large ship full of cotton broken & all lost there.'
Dates: August 1886
Scope and Contents Story collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about 'Iain Og mac Mhic ic Neil' [Iain Òg mac Mhic ic Neill] telling how when a shipwreck occurred off Vaslan [Vaslain, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] he sent people to get a doradh [dorgh or handline] to save the people who had been on board. Stones were put on the end of the lines and it was these stones which killed the people when thrown to them. The survivors told the king that Iain Òg had killed them and the king said...
Scope and Contents Story about the wrecking of the ship 'Racoon' which was sailing to Aberdeen with a cargo of slate but which drifted off course. The captain was Isaac Jones from Caernarfon, Wales. The six crew took to a small boat and were given help by people in Dunvegan North as they had 'no food nor wat[er] nor cloth[in]g' and were 'Drenched to the skin'.
Scope and Contents Story of the shipwreck of 'The Bermuda' which took place on 'a fearful night' which was 'bitterly cold with 'driving sleet & with the snow thick on the ground'. The captain, his wife and young daughter survived but people began to rob and plunder the ship including the crew. In the midst of this, the captain's wife and daughter had their boots and outer clothing stolen from their person. 'The people believed that Prov[idence] had sent them another harvest. Should they not glean it while...
Scope and Contents Story relating to the shipwreck of the vessel 'Harmony', possibly collected from Roderick MacLellan, receiver of wrecks, Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The story is fragmented but appears to dispute an account put forward by Capt Grey [Captain Thomas Gray] about local people looting the wreck and opinions such as 'The inhabiti[ants] of Lewis like those of other islands immoral' [Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. A quote from 'Charles O' Malley, The Irish Dragoon' which precedes a tale about the wreck of...
Scope and Contents Photograph of a view of the stem and bow of the ship, "Lusitania" in dock that was taken before launching in September 1907.