MHG47371 - Averill: Scrabster Roads, Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • STEAMSHIP (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (07/05/2007 14:34:23)
ND17SW 8034 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]
Butt of Lewis [name: NB 519 665]
St Kilda [name: NF 09 99]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND16NW.

See also ND17SW 8031 and 8032.

Thurso, Dec. 19, 1.58 p.m., AVERILL. The AVERILL (s), of West Hartlepool, Alton, from Hartlepool for Boston, has been towed into Scrabster Roadstead disabled, having lost propellor off the Butt of Lewis on the 16th inst..
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 20,484, London, Saturday December 20 1879.

Stromness, Dec. 20, 4.30 p.m., AVERILL (s), Alton, from Hartlepool for Boston (coals and iron), lost propeller west of St. Kilma [Kilda], and was towed in here today by the JOHN O' GROAT, mail steamer. The cargo in the after hold will be discharged, to allow another propeller to be shipped. [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4893).

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.
The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably on grounds of her successful recovery.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 30 June 2004.

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

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