MHG48684 - Scotia: Gills Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

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NMRS Report: (12/08/2005)
ND37SW 8009 c. 33 73
N58 38 W3

NLO: Gills Bay [name centred ND 333 732]
Duncansby Head [name: ND 406 733]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81]
Canisbay [name: ND 350 722].

Conisbay [Canisbay], --- Dec. The SCOTIA (schooner), of Inverness, Campbell, from Liverpool to Arbroath, with salt, was stranded in Pentland Firth yesterday and is a wreck: crew saved.
Source: LL, No. 16,444, London, Wednesday, December 26 1866.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 11150).

(Classified as wooden schooner, with cargo of salt: date of loss cited as 18 December 1866). Scotia: this vessel stranded at Gills Bay. Capt. Campbell.
Registration: Inverness. Built 1842. 112 grt. Length: 22m. Beam: 6m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 38.5 W3 9.5).
I G Whittaker 1998.

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Grid reference Centred ND 32 73 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND37SW

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