MHG47528 - Expert: Rabbit Islands, Tongue Bay, Atlantic


No summary available.

Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SLOOP (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (02/02/2005)
NC66SW 8005 c. 60 63
N58 32 W4 24

NLO: Rabbit Islands [name centred NC 605 635]
Tongue Bay [name centred NC 60 61]
Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet NC56SE.

Tongue, 6th Jan., the EXPERT, Nicol, from Wick to this port, parted from her anchors, 1st Jan., and drove ashore at the Rabbit islands: she was assisted off next day, and anchored, making 2 feet of water per hour: on the 3rd, during a gale, she parted one cable and had to slip the other and be run ashore: she was assisted off on the 5th, and was brought in here. The cargo is considerably damaged.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,946, London, Tuesday January 12 1875

Wick, 9th Jan., the EXPERT (sloop), Nicol, of and from Wick, for Tongue, with a general cargo, stranded on Rabbit's islands, 1st Jan., but since has got off without serious injury: the cargo is, however, considerably damaged. [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4206).

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably on account of her successful recovery.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 22 September 2004.

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred NC 60 63 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC66SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (1)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.