MHG47387 - Unknown: Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • LUGGER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (08/05/2007 17:05:28)
ND16NW 8035 c. 11 69
N58 36 W3 32

NLO: Thurso [name: ND 115 687]
Thurso Bay [name centred ND 115 699]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND17SW.

1 May 1884, UNKNOWN, 2 yrs old, not registered, wooden lug, 2 tons, 4 crew, Master and Owner J. Begg, Thurso, departed Scrabster for fishing, in ballast, 3 lives lost, wind W9, foundered, total loss, Thurson [Thurso] Bay, Caithness.
Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1883-84 (1884-85 [C.4493] LXX.421).
NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 3411).

(Classified as wooden lugger, in ballast: date of loss cited as 1 May 1884). No name: this vessel foundered in Thurso Bay. Capt. Begg.
Not registered. 2 tons [unspecified].
(location of loss cited as N58 36.0 W3 31.5).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 8 May 2007.

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

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