MHG48693 - Garibaldi: Wick Bay, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SLOOP (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (04/07/2007 10:38:45)
ND35SE 8101 c. 376 506
N58 26.4 W3 4.1

NLO: Wick Bay [name centred ND 376 506]
Wick [name: ND 362 508]
Sumburgh Head [name: HU 407 078].

Wick, 21st Apl. The GARIBALDI (smack), with coals, is ashore in this bay, likely to be a total wreck: crew saved by shore boat.
Source: LL, No. 16,855, London, Wednesday, April 22 1868.

Wick, 21st Apl. The GARIBALDI, Balfour, from Charlestown to Tromsoe [Tromso], ashore in this bay, has gone to pieces.
Source: LL, No. 16,856, London, Thursday, April 23 1868.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 11430).

(Classified as sloop, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 20 April 1868). Garibaldi: this vessel was wrecked in Wick Bay after being disabled off Sumburgh Head [Shetland: HU 407 078]. Capt. Balfour.
Registration: North Shields. 36 tons [unspecified].
(Location of loss cited as N58 26.33 W3 4.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is tentative.
The sequence of events cited by Whittaker remains unverified.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 August 2005.

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Grid reference Centred ND 376 506 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND35SE

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