MHG48572 - Waverley: Pennyland, Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • BRIG (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (08/05/2007 10:42:26)
ND16NW 8046 c. 108 692
N58 36.1 W3 32.1

NLO: Thurso [name: ND 115 687]
Thurso Bay [name centred ND 115 699]
Pennyland [name centred ND 107 687]
Scrabster [name: ND 102 702]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND17SW.

Thurso, 26th Sept. The WAVERLEY, Tiernan, of & from Liverpool, for Riga, anchored in the Bay yesterday, but broke from her anchor today, and is on the rocks West of the town, and expected to become a total wreck: crew saved.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 11,706, London, Monday September 29 1851.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8695).

(Classified as brig, with cargo of salt: date of loss of loss cited as 25 September 1851). Waverley: this vessel stranded at Pennyland, one mile West of Thurso. Capt. Ternan.
Registration: Liverpool. Built 1844. 148 tons [unspecified].
(Location of loss cited as N58 36.08 W3 31.75).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.
The classification, cargo and location of loss cited by Whittaker remain unverified, but are accepted.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 June 2005.

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Grid reference Centred ND 107 692 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NW

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