MHG48691 - Hope: Dunnet Sands, Dunnet Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (27/04/2007 16:58:56)
ND26NW 8014 c. 20 68
N58 36 W3 23

NLO: Dunnet Head [name: ND 203 768]
Dunnet Bay [name centred ND 198 704]
Thurso [name: ND 115 685]
Thurso Bay [name centred ND 117 699]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheets ND16NW, ND16NE, ND17SW, ND17SE or ND27SW.

Scrabster, 10th Dec. The HOPE (schr.), of Leith, got on Dunnet sands, in Thurso [Dunnet?] bay, yesterday, and it is likely to become a total wreck: crew saved.
Source: LL, No. 16,745, London, Friday, December 13 1867.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 11324).

(Classified as wooden schooner, with cargo of pavement: date of loss cited as 9 December 1867). Hope: this vessel was wrecked on Dunnet Sands, or at Burn of Garth, Castletown. Capt. Georgeson.
Registration: Leith. Built 1837. 56grt. Length: 20m. Beam: 5m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 35.75 W3 22.33).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location cited for this loss is essentially tentative, and the alternative location cited by Whittaker remains unverified. Dunnet Sands are not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but the name may be taken to apply to the extensive sands that extend from ND 216 709 to ND 204 683, around the SE side of Dunnet Bay. The Burn of Garth is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but Castletown is at ND 185 679.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 August 2005.

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Grid reference Centred ND 20 67 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND26NW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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