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The “LERWICK” 1875, Cutter

Stranded between Stirling and Burial Points, Bluff Harbour, on July 14, 1875, and became a total loss. The casualty was caused by not having sufficient chain out when at anchor. The Lerwick, No. 52,349, was a cutter of 14 tons register, built at Stewart Island in December, 1867, and her dimensions were : length 39 ft, beam 13.2 ft, depth 5.7 ft. She was commanded by Captain James Sawbrook.


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