Annie Jane: Bagh Siar, Vatersay, Atlantic

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Alternative Names Isle Vatersa; Bhatarsaigh; Barra; Annie Jane
Site Type BRIG (19TH CENTURY), SAILING VESSEL (BY FORM/TYPE)
Canmore ID 102881
Site Number NL69NW 8001
NGR NL 60677 98186
Council WESTERN ISLES
Parish MARITIME - WESTERN ISLES
Former Region WESTERN ISLES ISLANDS AREA
Former District MARITIME
Former County NOT APPLICABLE
Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long
NGR Desc NL c. 624 953
Form Wreck
Latitude N 56 57
Longitude W 7 34.9998

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Archaeological Notes

NL69NW 8001 c. 624 953
N56 55.5 W7 33

NLO: Bagh Siar [name centred NL 624 953]
Vatersay/Bhatarsaigh [name centred NL 62 96]
Barra (Barraigh): [name centred NL 67 02].

Possibly on map sheet NL69SW.

See also NL69NW 128.

Formerly entered as NL69NW 9550 at cited location NL 6068 9890 (N56 57 W7 35) and also as unlocated.

28 September 1853, ANNIE JANE, of Liverpool, Liverpool to Montreal, passengers, wind W force 11, stormy, 360 dead, total wreck. Isle Vatersa, Hebrides, by stress of weather. The ship was dismasted. 36 hours after leaving Liverpool. Drove as far as latitude 60? North by continued gales and was finally lost on Isle Vatersa [Vatersay]. Twelve of the crew and 102 passengers saved. Shipping and Mercantile Gazette. Lloyds List. [Vatersay - south of Barra. CB]
Source: PP Admiralty Register of Wrecks and other Casualties on Shores of UK [record received incomplete].
NMRS, MS/829/67 (no. 457).

Quality of fix = PA
Horizontal Datum = UND

Circumstances of Loss Details
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22 May 1970. The emigrant ship ANNIE JANE was on a voyage from Liverpool to Canada with 450 passengers and crew when she was struck by a huge wave in rough weather off Barra Island in the Hebrides. The vessel went to pieces within 15 mins. 348 lives lost.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

(Classified as brig, carrying emigrants: date of loss cited as 28 September 1853). Annie Jane: this vessel was wrecked at Bagh Siar, on the W side of Vatersay. Capt. Mason.
Registraton: Liverpool. Built 1853. 1294 tons burthern. Length: 55m. Beam: 10m.
(Location of loss cited as N56 55.33 W7 33.67).
I G Whittaker 1998.

(Comprehsensive and illustrated description of stranding, with discussion of subsequent interment of remains, enquiry and construction of monument).
M Clark 2006.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The clearly-defined bay of Bagh Siar is set into the W side of the island of Vatersay.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 March 2008.


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Information from RCAHMS (SH) 24th January 2014

Further details

2011
 REFERENCE

Project Project Adair - Whittaker data upload.

Notes Whittaker ID : 1433
Name : ANNIE JANE
Latitude : 565520
Longitude : 73340
Date Built : 1853
Registration : LIVERPOOL
Type : BRIG
Tonnage : 1294
Tonnage Code : B
Length : 55
Beam : 10
Position : Position Approximate
Loss Day : 28
Loss Month : 9
Loss Year : 1853
Comment : Wrecked at Bagh Siar, west side of Vatersay. Capt. Mason
Cargo : EMIGRANTS


Further details

19 April 2012
 REFERENCE

Project Project Adair - UKHO data upload.

Notes UKHO Identifier : 002610
Feature Class : Wreck
Wreck Category : Non-dangerous wreck
State : DEAD
Classification : Unclassified
Position (Lat/long) : 56.95000,-7.58333
Horizontal Datum : UNDETERMINED
WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 56.95000,-7.58333
WGS84 Origin : Undefined
Position Quality : Unreliable
Depth Quality : Depth unknown
Water Depth : 29
Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide
Name : ANNIE JANE
Type : SV
Flag : BRITISH
Length : 73.2
Tonnage : 1294
Tonnage Type : Gross
Cargo : EMIGRANTS
Date Sunk : 28/09/1853
Contact Description : Entire wreck
Original Sensor : Reported Sinking
Original Detection Year : 1853
Original Source : Other
Circumstances of Loss : **BUILT IN 1853 IN QUEBEC. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY HOLDERNESS. PASSAGE LIVERPOOL FOR MONTREAL. STRUCK BY A HUGE WAVE IN ROUGH WEATHER OFF BARRA I WHICH CAUSED THE POOP DECK TO COLLAPSE UNDER THE WEIGHT OF WATER, CRUSHING AT LEAST 200 TO DEATH IN AN INSTANT. BROKE UP WITHIN 10 MINUTES. 348 LIVES LOST OUT OF 450 PASSENGERS AND CREW. (DODS, SIBI).
Surveying Details : **SINKING POSN GIVEN AS 565700N, 073500W APPROX. (DODS, SIBI).
Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY
Date Last Amended : 14/02/2005

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Books and References

Clark, M (2006) 'Shipwrecks & Barra', History Scotland, vol.6, 6
Page(s): 24-6, 28 pls. pp. 24-5

Larn and Larn, R and B (1998) Shipwreck index of the British Isles: volume 4, Scotland, London
Page(s): DG 28/09/1853 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.LAR

Whittaker, I G (1998) Off Scotland: a comprehensive record of maritime and aviation losses in Scottish waters, Edinburgh
Page(s): 287 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.WHI

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