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Archibald: Big Scare, Luce Bay, Solway Firth

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    SCARE ROCKS; LITTLE SCARES ROCK; 'ON THE BIG SCAURS ROCKS, AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE BAY OF LUCE'; ARCHIBALD
  • Canmore ID
    124068
  • Site type
    BARQUE (19TH CENTURY)
  • Parish
    MARITIME - DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
  • Council
    NOT APPLICABLE
  • NGR
    NX 258 332
  • Latitude, longitude
    54.663688N, 4.702441W
  • Archeological notes
    NX23SE 8004 c. 263 344 N54 40.5 W4 41.7 NLO: Big Scare [name: NX 258 332] Scares [name: NX 266 337] Little Scares [name: NX 263 344] Luce Bay [name centred NX 20 45]. Location formerly entered as NX 2630 3450 (N54 40.5 W4 41.6), and also as NX c. 263 344 [N54 40.5 W4 41.7]. Stranraer, 30th Jan. The barque ARCHIBALD, of Memel, was wrecked on the Big Scaurs [Big Scare] rocks, at the entrance of the Bay of Luce, 27th inst.: chief mate and two seamen saved: the master and seven men took to the long boat, but no account of their safety has reached this place as yet. Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 10,881, London, Thursday February 1 1849. NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8480). (Classified as barque, in ballast: date of loss cited as 27 January 1849). Archibald: this vessel was wrecked on Little Scares Rock, Luce Bay. Registration: Memel. 400 tons [unspecified]. (Location of loss cited as N54 40.50 W4 41.50). I G Whittaker 1998. The location of loss that is cited by Whittaker is at variance with that cited in the primary account. The latter is preferred. Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 26 October 2009.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 124068 (4/2001)
    Tabulated information from Maritime Enhancement Project (conducted 1995-2001 with sponsorship from Historic Scotland), records 8001-end. Ian Oxley (Scottish Institute of Maritime Studies, St Andrews University), April 2001. [Information derived from Lloyd's List (to end 1884), parliamentary papers and related sources: for further details of this project, see Final Report MS/829/166].

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Wigtownshire, Sheet 36A1848