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Swedish trawler CORONA LA 646 wrecked 09-11-1908

She went ashore at Clyth on Nov 9th 1908

CORONA (109806) was registered at Grimsby on 27.7.1898 as (GY778) for the Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co. Ltd She was built in North Shields by Edwards Brothers in 1898 with LOA 104ft Beam 29.8 Draft 10.8 … 49 nett registered tons and 149 gross registered tons. Her engine was rated at 45 IHP

Her Grimsby registry was closed on 11.9.1908 with the notation "Sold Swedes" and she given the custom number LA646 in the Landskrona registry

She was fishing with a Grimsby skipper and crew in the Moray Firth, when she struck the cliffs near Mid-Clyth early in the morning, whilst it was dark and foggy. The vessel appeared to be sinking and the crew of nine men took to their boat. They were unsure of their position, but after three and a half hours they managed to find Lybster harbour , and from there proceeded to Wick. When they reached the town they reported to the Custom House and were taken charge of by Mr William Taylor, Barrogill Street, who was agent for the trawling company at Wick.

After being abandoned, the Corona drifted a short distance along the coast and got beached at the small creek called Gamiegoe, under the then Mid-Clyth Post Office. A salvage party was engaged by Mr Taylor and they landed the lighter materials off the wreck. The Corona was insured and the agent for the insurance company arrived to look after further salvage operations. However she became a total wreck

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