MHG47229 - William And Martha: Scrabster Roads, Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth
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Type and Period (1)
- WRECK (Undated)
- None recorded
NMRS Report: (07/05/2007 14:35:11)
ND17SW 8031 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.
See also ND17SW 8032 and 8033.
Thurso, 27th Feb., 12.40 a.m., the WILLIAM & MARTHA, of Carnarvon, Roberts, in ballast, parted anchors in Scrabster roads, and drove ashore. The JANES & MARGARET, of this port, Jack, with pavement, parted anchors and drove ashore: both vessels are likely to become total wrecks: SSE gale.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,676, London, Saturday February 28 1874.
Scrabster, 26th Feb., during a violent SSE gale today, the following vessels went ashore in the roadstead, viz.: -
The WILLIAM & MARTHA (schr.), of Carnarvon, Roberts, from Fraserburgh to Thurso: she will become a total wreck: crew saved.
The JANES & MARGARET, Jack, from Thurso to Dunbar, with pavement, she will become a total wreck: crew saved.
The JANE SHEARER (schr.), of Wick, Doull, from Thurso to Dundee, with pavement: she will become a total wreck: crew saved by rocket apparatus.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,677, London, Monday March 2 1874.
Scrabster, 3rd May, an attempt is being made to float the WILLIAM & MARTHA into harbour by means of empty casks, but as yet has been unsuccessful.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,680, London, Thursday March 5 1874.
Wick, 9th Apl., the WILLIAM & MARTHA (schr.), of Carnarvon, Roberts, from Fraserburgh to Thurso, which went ashore in Scrabster roadstead, 26th Feb., during a gale, has been sold for £200.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,711, London, Saturday April 11 1874.
NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4070).
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.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 May 2004.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 10 69 (20m by 20m)|
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