MHG47213 - Confidence: Clyth Ness, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • LUGGER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (13/10/2004)
ND23NE 8006 c. 29 36
N58 18 W3 13

Possibly on map sheet ND24SE.

NLO: Clyth Mains [name: ND 280 362].

27 January 1876, CONFIDENCE, wooden lugger, 2 tons, 6 crew, Master D. Sutherland, Lybster, departed Clyth for fishing, in ballast, capsized, partial loss, 6 lives lost, wind squally, near Clythness Point, Caithness.
Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1875 - 76 (1876 [C.1632] LXVII.191).
NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 2662).

Clyth Ness is not noted on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map. Clythness (Ousbacky) Lighthouse (ND23NE 29) is at ND 2906 3629.
The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably on account of her successful recovery.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 May 2004.

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Grid reference Centred ND 28 35 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND23NE

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