Loch Long memorial


Plaque commemorating the wreck of the Loch Long in 1903 on Chatham Island.

New Zealand shipwrecks (2007) says that reports of wreckage from the ship appeared between 23 and 26 August 1903, though it is believed it may have struck rocks around the end of May. The ship had sailed from New Caledonia on 29 April 1903 bound for Clyde with a cargo of nickel ore. The ship was commanded by Captain J. Strachan and had a crew of 24.

In October the government steamer Hinemoa was despatched to search for survivors but all that could be found was wreckage from the ship.

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