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


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

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  • 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.

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Grid reference Centred ND 122 688 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NW

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