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Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference NLC6/2
Title Shipwreck Returns
Dates 1927-1983
Access status Open
Location Off site
Description Principal lightkeepers were required to complete and send to the Secretary a return for any wrecks or strandings within the district of their lighthouse. These returns include name, tonnage, home port and destination of the vessel; date, time, place, circumstances and cause of the incident; and the number of persons lost or saved.
Level Sub-Series
Extent 0.15 Linear Metres
Arrangement The returns are bound alphabetically by lighthouse name.
Finding aids Paper catalogue
Format Text
Language English
Related material Earlier returns can sometimes be found among the records of individual lighthouses (NLC20-111).

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