MHG47373 - Dalkeith: Balnakiel Bay, Atlantic


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (14/09/2005)
NC36NE 8002 c. 38 69
N58 35 W4 47

NLO: Scrabster [name: ND 102 702]
Balnakiel Bay [name centred NC 382 695]
Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet NC37SE.

Thurso, 18th Feb., the DALKEITH (schr.), of Inverness, Martin, bound to Stornoway, with coal, has become a total wreck in Balnakiel bay, on the West coast. The vessel lay in Scrabter [Scrabster] roads about three months, and after putting to sea sprung a leak. When run ashore she had six feet of water in her hold, and was quite unmanageable: crew saved.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,670, London, Saturday February 21 1874.

See record for the ANTELOPE.

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4064).

(Classified as wooden schooner, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 18 February 1874). This vessel was wrecked in Balnakiel Bay. Capt. Martin. (Scrabster Roads?).
I G Whittaker 1998.

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Grid reference Centred NC 37 69 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC36NE

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