MHG48677 - Pandora: Dornoch Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SLOOP (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (11/04/2007 13:20:23)
NH98NW 8008 unlocated

NLO: Tarbat Ness [name: NH 949 878]
Dornoch [name: NH 798 895]
Portmahomack [name: NH 905 844]
Dornoch Firth [name centred NH 87 89].

Possibly on map sheet NH88NE.

Leith, 15th July. The PANDORA, of this port, Spence, trading between Cromarty and Helmsdale, capsized in 8 fathoms, about two miles from Port Mahornack [Portmahomack] 28th June: crew and a passenger saved: efforts had been made to raise her, but it was feared that both vessel and cargo would prove a total loss.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,196, London, Wednesday July 16 1856.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9262).

(Classified as sloop: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 28 June 1856). Pandora: this vessel capsized and sank in 8 fathoms two miles North of Port Mahomack [Portmahomack]. Capt. Spence. Registration: Leith.
(Location of loss cited as N57 47.0 W3 51.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. A location of loss near Tarbat Ness may be tentatively suggested.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 8 August 2005.

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