MHG46867 - Pioneer: Ackergill, Sinclair's Bay, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (16/05/2007 11:14:10)
ND35SE 8068 c. 35 54
N58 28 W3 7

NLO: Sinclair's Bay [name centred ND 37 56]
Ackergill Links [name centred ND 342 565]
Ackergill Tower [name: ND 3528 5466]
Ackergillshore [name: ND 358 544].

Possibly on map sheets ND35NW or ND35SW.

Formerly entered as ND35NE 8017 (unlocated).

22nd February 1885, PIONEER, 17 yrs old, registered Banff, wooden schooner, 86 tons, 4 crew. Master and Owner J. Smith, Portsoy, Banffshire. Departed W. Hartlepool for Cullen, Banffshire, carrying coal and cement. Two lives lost. Wind SSW7. Sinclair [Sinclair's] Bay, Caithness.
Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1884-85 (1887 [C.5094] LXXIV.247).
NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 1994).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of cement and coal: date of loss cited as 21 February 1885). Pioneer: this vessel stranded near Ackergill lifeboat house. Capt. Smith. Wick registered? Registration: Banff.
(Location of loss cited as N58 28.67 W3 6.00).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. Ackergillshore lifeboat house (ND35SE 75) is at ND 3586 5448, and Ackergill Tower (ND35SE 16.00) is at ND 3528 5466.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 27 January 2004.

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Grid reference Centred ND 34 53 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND35SW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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