MHG47313 - Sir William Wallace: Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • BRIG (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (27/04/2007 14:11:17)
ND38SW 8008 unlocated

NLO: Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Not to be confused with ND16NE 8012.

Greenock, 9th Sept. 'The SIR WILLIAM WALLACE, Cairns, from St. Petersburg to Liverpool, is reported to have been totally lost in the Pentland Firth, 23rd ult., and only one of the crew saved.'
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9205, London, Monday September 11 1843.
NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7793).

(Classified as brig: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 23 August 1843). Sir William Wallace; this vessel was lost in the Pentland Firth. Capt. Cairns.
Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1824. 321 tons burthern. Length: 30m. Beam: 8m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 40.0 W3 10.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. The vessel may have been lost within the quasi-administrative area that is defined as Maritime - Orkney.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 10 June 2004.

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