MHG47537 - Tiskebackskil: Keiss, Sinclair's Bay, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • CRAFT (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (15/05/2007 09:28:38)
ND36SE 8017 c. 35 61
N58 32 W3 7

NLO: Keiss [name: ND 347 612]
Keiss Castle [name: ND 356 617]
Wick [name: ND 362 508]
Sinclair's Bay [name centred ND 37 56].

Possibly on map sheets ND35NW or ND36SW.

See also ND23SW 8007 and ND36NE 8016 and 8018.

Aberdeen, 29th Oct., large quantities of wreck have come ashore today, at Keiss and at Wick, and three nameboards have been picked up. The first is marked "EMMANUEL, of Christiansund". The second "TISKEBACKSKIL", and third "CAMMERVIFUR". The coast is strewn with spars, sails and rigging and vast quantities of cargo, chiefly deals and manufactured wood.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 19,196, London, Monday November 1 1875.

Wick, 30th Oct., a lifebuoy, marked "LILIE", has been picked up at Forse: a headboard, about nine feet long, marked "COMMEWYNE", at Auckingill: and another, marked "FISKEBACKSIEL", at Keiss [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4278).

The location, map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this loss are arbitrary, being derived from the reported location of wreckage. The vessel may have foundered offshore, possibly beyond Scottish waters.
The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 24 September 2004.

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Grid reference Centred ND 34 61 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND36SW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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