NM5055 : Tobermory Bay

taken 7 years ago, near to Tobermory, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Tobermory Bay
Tobermory Bay
Deep within the muddy waters of Tobermory Bay lies the wreck of the San Juan de Sicilia, a Ragusan ship chartered by the Spaniards to carry Sicilian troops in the Armada (1588). After fleeing the battle, the San Juan de Sicilia reached the sanctuary of Tobermory Bay and took provisions on board. However, she exploded in circumstances which remain shrouded in mystery, though the most common explanation given is that the ship's magazine was deliberately torched, though by who, or for what reason, has never been established. Rumours did abound that the San Juan de Sicilia had a cargo of 30 million ducats on board - a tempting prize for any ruthless-minded individual.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 June, 2010
Category
Bay   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 505 552 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:37.3366N 6:4.1128W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 51 54
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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