MHG48680 - Brothers: The Spur, Murkle Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • CRAFT (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (30/04/2007 13:38:05)
ND17SE 8005 c. 170 700
N58 36.6 W3 25.7

NLO: Murkle Bay [name centred ND 171 694]
West Murkle [name: ND 157 695]
East Murkle [name: ND 173 687]
Thurso [name: ND 115 687]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81]
The Spur [name: ND 170 700].

Possibly on map sheet ND16NE.

Record number formerly cited in error as ND17SE 8007.

Wick, 30th Mar. The BROTHERS, of this place, Dunnet, from Castlehill Creek, Scrabster, to Leith, with grain, ran aground on the Spur of Murkle on the night of the 28th March, and remains much injured: part of the cargo has been discharged very considerably damaged.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,419, London, Friday April 3 1857.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9355).

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably suggesting her successful recovery.
The Spur forms a prominent area of exposed rock on the N side of Murkle Bay.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 8 August 2005.

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Grid reference Centred ND 169 699 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NE

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