MHG47308 - William: Dunnet Sands, Dunnet Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (09/05/2007 11:12:30)
ND26NW 8010 c. 21 69
N58 36 W3 22

NLO: Dunnet Head [name: ND 203 768]
Dunnet Bay [name centred ND 198 704]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Formerly entered as ND27NW 8011 at cited location ND c. 203 768 [N58 40.3 W3 22.5].

Possibly on map sheets ND17NE or ND27SW.

Not to be confused with ND25NW 8003.

The WILLIAM, Newhall, of & for Liverpool, from Petersburg, was driven on shore on Dunnet Sands, near Thurso, on 21st instant. Cargo expected to be saved, and the vessel got off, if the weather continued moderate.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 5443, London, Tuesday November 30 1819.
NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 6054).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of hemp and tallow: date of loss cited as 21 November 1819). William: this vessel stranded in Dunnet Bay. Registration: Liverpool.
(Location of loss cited as N58 36.0 W3 22.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Dunnet Sands are not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but the name may be taken to apply to the extensive sands that extend from ND 216 709 to ND 204 683, around the SE side of Dunnet Bay.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 7 June 2004.

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Grid reference Centred ND 20 69 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND26NW

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