MHG46873 - Fisherboy: Sarclet Head, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • LUGGER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (21/10/2004)
ND34SE 8007 c. 35 43
N58 22 W3 7

NLO: Sarclet Head [name: ND 352 430]
Wick [name: ND 362 508].

10th February 1885, FISHERBOY, 2 yrs old, not registered, wooden lugger, 15 tons, 8 crew, Master D. Legg, Owner J. Smith, Findochty. Departed Wick for fishing, in ballast. Collided with unknown vessel, one life lost. Wind SSW9. Near Sarclet Head, Moray Firth.
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. 1995).

This incident is not recorded as a loss by I G Whittaker (1998). The only loss may have been of life, the vessel remaining useable.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 January 2004.

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Grid reference Centred ND 34 43 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34SW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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