On April 23rd 1924 a German iron barque (a three masted ship with an iron hull) named Bohus set sail from Gothenburg, Germany to Taltal, Chile. The Bohus was a sail training vessel and there were 39 crew on board, mostly young cadets (and one stowaway).
Three days later Captain Hugo Ferdinand Blume made a navigational error which set her 60 miles off course.
Captain Blume mistook the Out Skerries lighthouse for that of the Fair Isle lighthouse, and as our tempermental weather had it - a fierce storm developed in the Ness of Queyon off Otterswick, Yell on 26th April 1924. The Bohus was dashed broadside on a rocky spur called The Point of the Hatt and was grounded. Within half an hour, most of the ship had broken up.