MHG47228 - Antelope: Scrabster Roads, Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • BRIGANTINE (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (07/05/2007 14:35:27)
ND17SW 8030 c. 11 70
N58 37 W3 32

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

Possibly on map sheet ND16NW.

Thurso, 15th Jan., the ANTILOPE (brigntne.), of Hamburg, Utech, from Vardoe (North Cape), to Messina, with stock fish, put into Scrabster roads yesterday morning. She is 40 days out, and had got as far as the NW of Ireland, when she encountered very severe weather, and lost the greater part of her sails, besides receiving considerable damage to bulwarks, &c.. The vessel was surveyed today, and her cargo, stock fish, was found to be damaged by heating. She is to discharge part of cargo and refit.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,641, London, Monday January 19 1874.

Scrabster, 22nd Jan., the ANTELOPE (schr.), of Altona, broke from her land moorings today, and also parted from one of her anchors: she afterwards carried away the martingale of the DALKEITH, of Inverness, doing herself also some little damage: the master (Williams) of the MISS BECK, of Carnarvon, assisted in warping the vessel into a proper berth, where she was again moored.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,647, London, Monday January 26 1874.

Scrabster, 27th Jan., the ANTILOPE, Uttich, which put into these roads, 14th Jan., on her voyage from Vardoe to Messina, to discharge damaged part of cargo, stock fish, will not have to discharge any part of it, as it is now in good [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4055).

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.
The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), which may suggest that she was successfully recovered. Her rig also remains uncertain.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 May 2004.

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Grid reference Centred ND 10 69 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NW

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