The Shetland Islands Wreck – Roses

By Andrew C. O'Dell, published May 1933


This paper considers the position of the Shetland Isles on trade routes between northern Europe and the Atlantic and the tidal flows, topography, storms and fog that have over centuries resulted in so many wrecks on their shores. The author uses a timeline to show the number and nationality of wrecks from 1600 to the present day, and diagrams (the ‘roses’ of the title) to show the location and port of origin of the wrecks, including those of local fishing boats.

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Filed under: North Sea | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

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