MHG46700 - Aid: Sandwood Sands, North Minch


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • CRAFT (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (16/11/2005)
NC26NW 8003 c. 22 65
N58 32 W5 3

Possibly on map sheet NC26SW.

NLO: Sandwood Bay [name centred NC 225 662]
Sandwood Loch [name centred NC 228 642]
Sandwood [name: NC 220 641]
Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750].

18 September 1885, AID, 15 yrs old, not registered, wooden fishing boat, 12 tons, 8 crew. Master and Owner S. McVea, Belfast. Departed Lerwick for Belfast in ballast. Wind WSW10, stranded Sandwood Sands, Sutherlandshire.
Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1885-86 (1887 [C.5196] LXXIV.449).
NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 1882).

(Classified as wooden fishing vessel, in ballast: date of loss cited as 18 September 1885). This vessel stranded at Sandwood Sands, Sutherland.
I G Whittaker 1998.

Sandwood Sands are not noted as such on the 1996 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map. The name presumably applies to the extensive sands that are indicated around the SE side of Sandwood Bay.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 15 December 2003.

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Grid reference Centred NC 21 65 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC26NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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