Cathcart Park: Soa Island, Passage Of Tiree

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Alternative Names Cathcartpark; Sheep Island; Torran Rocks; Rorran Rocks; Sheep Rock; 'Near Iona'; Mull; Atlantic; Unknown 1866
Site Type STEAMSHIP (20TH CENTURY)
Canmore ID 118303
Site Number NM21NW 8001
NGR NM 245 193
Council ARGYLL AND BUTE
Parish MARITIME - ARGYLL AND BUTE
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District MARITIME
Former County NOT APPLICABLE
Datum Datum not recorded
NGR Desc NM c. 245 193
Form Casualty
Latitude N 56 17.2
Longitude W 6 27.1

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Archaeological Notes

NM21NW 8001 c. 245 193
N56 17.2 W6 27.1

NLO: Soa Island [name: NM 245 193]
Iona [name: NM 27 24]
Torran Rocks [name centred NM 28 13]
Tiree [name centred NM 00 45].

Formerly entered as Site no. 1 at cited location NM 2420 1920 [N56 17 W6 27.4].

Possibly on map shhets NM21NE, NM21SW or NM21SE.

CATHCART PARK ran on to 'Sheep Island', one of the Torran Rocks near Iona on the morning of Monday last week (15 April 1912). Cargo of salt from Runcorn in Lancashire to Wick. The 11 crew escaped in two boats. Forepart seriously damaged
Source: Oban Times, April 1912.

(Classified as steel steamship, with cargo of salt: date of loss cited as 15 April 1912). Cathcratpark [Cathcart Park]; this vessel stranded on Sheep Rock , Torran Rocks.
Registration: Greenock. Built 1897. 840grt. Length: 63m. Beam: 9m.
(Location of loss cited as N56 14.0 W6 23.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Sheep Island is presumably to be equated with Soa Island, which is situated to the W of the end of the Ross of Mull and to the NW of the widely-dispersed Torran Rocks.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 20 May 2008.

2011
 REFERENCE

Project Project Adair - Whittaker data upload.

Notes Whittaker ID : 11662
Name : UNKNOWN 1866
Latitude : 561800
Longitude : 62700
Loss Day : 5
Loss Month : 1
Loss Year : 1866
Comment : Disappeared off the west side of Iona


Further details

2011
 REFERENCE

Project Project Adair - Whittaker data upload.

Notes Whittaker ID : 2742
Name : CATHCARTPARK
Latitude : 561400
Longitude : 62300
Date Built : 1897
Registration : GREENOCK
Type : SS (STEEL)
Tonnage : 840
Tonnage Code : G
Length : 63
Beam : 9
Draught : 4m
Loss Day : 15
Loss Month : 4
Loss Year : 1912
Comment : Stranded on Sheep Rock, Torran Rocks.
Cargo : SALT


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Books and References

Baird, B (1995) Shipwrecks of the West of Scotland, Glasgow
Page(s): 178-9 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.BAI

Larn and Larn, R and B (1998) Shipwreck index of the British Isles: volume 4, Scotland, London
Page(s): DF 15/04/1912 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.LAR

Moir and Crawford, P and I (1994) Argyll shipwrecks, Wemyss Bay
Page(s): 161 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.MOI

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