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Shipwrecks on Stroma or Caithness

Here are two shipwrecks from collection of the late Colin McKay. I dont know if they are ashore on Stroma or the coast of Caithness.

Come on Cpt Fred this is your speciality answers please from anyone out there.
There are lots more to come!!

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Picture added on 27 August 2011 at 19:47
The top photo I think John is the Stelatus, a Swedish ship that gied ashore aboot Auchingill march 1959, crew rescued by the Wick lifeboat. She became a total loss. N sure aboot the bottom photo
Added by Billy Farquhar on 27 August 2011
Top one. possibly the Swedish STELLATUS built 1936. aground at Aukengill 03-03-1959 she grounded in thick weather on passage to Ellesmere Port with a cargo of pulp , the crew were saved by Wick lifeboat and Breeches buoy from the shore some time later the ship broke in two during a SE gale and the after section sank.
Added by Allan Besant on 28 August 2011
Both Fred and mesell think the bottom one could be the Finnish vessel GERTRUD ashore on Langaton rock Stroma 1st June 1934
Added by Allan Besant on 29 August 2011
Was talkin to a Stromaman the day John and he said the bottom photo was the Gertrud, struck the Langaton point Stroma. Stromamen rescued the crew, she was registered in Finland.
Added by Billy Farquhar on 29 August 2011
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