MHG46701 - Fraternitas: River Thurso, Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

  • WRECK (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (09/05/2007 10:22:06)
ND16NW 8031 c. 122 688
N58 36.9 W3 30.7

NLO: Thurso [name: ND 115 687]
Thurso Bay [name centred ND 115 699]
Scrabster [name: ND 102 702]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

10 November 1885, FRATERNITAS, 38 yrs old, registered Denmark, wooden schooner, 136 tons, 6 crew. Master P.E. Sorvin, Owner L. Proserhold, Denmark. Departed Gefle for Thurso carrying wood. Wind S2, stranded entrance to Thurso River, Caithness.
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. 1891).

(Classified as wooden schooner, with cargo of wood: date of loss cited as 10 November 1885). Fraternitas: this vessel stranded at the entrance to the Thurso River. Capt. Sorvin.
Registration: Danish. Built 1847. 136 tons [unspecified].
(Location of loss cited as N58 36.0 W3 30.5).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The River Thurso (Thurso River) enters the SE corner of Thurso Bay through a well-defined mouth.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 15 December 2003.




<1> RCAHMS, 02/2008, Annual update from Canmore, 252876 (Dataset). SHG24123.

Sources/Archives (1)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 122 688 (20m by 20m)
Map sheet ND16NW

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (1)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.