Britannia: Loch Indaal, Islay, Atlantic

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Alternative Names Lochendahl; Lochindaal; Britannia
Site Type CRAFT (19TH CENTURY)
Canmore ID 268802
Site Number NR25NE 8032
NGR NR 28 59
Council ARGYLL AND BUTE
Parish MARITIME - ARGYLL AND BUTE
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District MARITIME
Former County NOT APPLICABLE
Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long
Form Casualty
Latitude N 55 45
Longitude W 6 20

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Archaeological Notes

NR25NE 8032 unlocated

NLO: Loch Indaal [name centred NR 26 57].

Possibly on map sheets NR26SE, NR35NW, NR36NW or NR36SW.

See also NR25NE 8033 and NR25NE 8034.

(Date of loss cited as 1 December 1813). The FRIENDS, Munro, from Galway to Greenock: the MARY of Workington, from North America: the BRITANNIA, from Liverpool to Westport: & the FARNHAM, Farish, of Chepstow: were taken 1st inst., in Lochindahl, by the TRUE BLOODED YANKEE American Privateer, of 18 guns and 180 men, from Brest. She cut the cables of four other vessels, and they went on shore. The three former she burnt, and gave up the FARNHAM to the crews. She has since captured the MARY, White, from Liverpool to Limerick, off Tory Island: was off Cymmyra, near Holyhead, on the 6th instant, and it is supposed proceeded off the Saltees. She has also taken a vessel laden with hemp, and sent her for France. [Record received incomplete].
NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 5788).

(No classification or cargo specified: date of loss cited as 1 December 1813). Britannia: this vessel was taken and burnt by the privateer 'True Blooded Yankee' in Lochendahl [Loch Indaal].
(Location of loss cited as N55 45.00 W6 20.00).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this loss is essentially arbitrary.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 26 November 2004.

2011
 REFERENCE

Project Project Adair - Whittaker data upload.

Notes Whittaker ID : 8315
Name : BRITANNIA
Latitude : 554500
Longitude : 62000
Loss Day : 1
Loss Month : 12
Loss Year : 1813
Comment : Taken and burnt by privateer 'TRUE BLOODED YANKEE' in Lochendahl


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26 November 2004
 RCAHMS NOTE

Notes The map sheet assigned to this loss is essentially arbitrary.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 26 November 2004.



Further details

1 December 1813
 LOSS

Notes (Date of loss cited as 1 December 1813). The FRIENDS, Munro, from Galway to Greenock: the MARY of Workington, from North America: the BRITANNIA, from Liverpool to Westport: & the FARNHAM, Farish, of Chepstow: were taken 1st inst., in Lochindahl, by the TRUE BLOODED YANKEE American Privateer, of 18 guns and 180 men, from Brest. She cut the cables of four other vessels, and they went on shore. The three former she burnt, and gave up the FARNHAM to the crews. She has since captured the MARY, White, from Liverpool to Limerick, off Tory Island: was off Cymmyra, near Holyhead, on the 6th instant, and it is supposed proceeded off the Saltees. She has also taken a vessel laden with hemp, and sent her for France. [Record received incomplete].
NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 5788).

(No classification or cargo specified: date of loss cited as 1 December 1813). Britannia: this vessel was taken and burnt by the privateer 'True Blooded Yankee' in Lochendahl [Loch Indaal].
(Location of loss cited as N55 45.00 W6 20.00).
I G Whittaker 1998.



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Books and References

Whittaker, I G (1998) Off Scotland: a comprehensive record of maritime and aviation losses in Scottish waters, Edinburgh
Page(s): 328 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.WHI

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