The Knab, (HU480403), is the south pointing ness between Bressay Sound and Brei Wick. Its tip is called the Horse of the Knab.
Legend has it that in 1778 John Paul Jones, the American privateer, approached Bressay Sound with the intention of sacking Lerwick, but that he speedily withdrew when he mistook a group of women gathered on the Knab and clad in red wadmal petticoats for a garrison of King George's red-coats.
Today, Lerwick Cemetery is located at the Knab. The remains of a WW II torpedo tube platform, a part of the Lerwick Harbour defence, can be found on the side facing Bressay.
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