MHG47512 - Aeolus: Clardon Head, Dunnet Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

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NMRS Report: (07/05/2007 13:47:46)
ND17SE 8004 c. 16 70
N58 37 W3 27

NLO: Clardon Head [name: ND 153 703]
Murkle Bay [name centred ND 171 694]
Dunnet Bay [name centred ND 198 704]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Thurso, 19th Jan., 11.45 a.m., NW, strong gale, the AEOLUS, of Inverness, Doyle, hence to Alloa, with pavement, went ashore, yesterday, at Clarendon [Clardon] head, and is a total wreck: crew saved.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,642, London, Tuesday January 20 [1874].
NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4046).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of pavement: date of loss cited as 18 January 1874). Aeolus: this vessel stranded on rocks at Clarendon [Clardon] Head. Capt. Doyle.
Registration: Inverness. Built 1857. 112 tons [unspecified]. Length: 26m. Beam: 6m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 36.75 W3 27.5).
I G Whittaker 1998.

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Grid reference Centred ND 16 69 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NE

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