MHG48702 - Lalla Rookh: Tails Of Elsay, Staxigoe, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • BRIG (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (25/08/2005)
ND35SE 8102 c. 38 52
N58 27 W3 4

NLO: Staxigoe [name: ND 384 525]
Wick [name: ND 362 508]
Noss Head [name: ND 389 550].

Wick, 12th April. `The LALLA ROOHK, Green, from Newcastle to Quebec, went on shore on the rocks at Elgy [Elsay], two miles from this last night, and has become a total wreck. Crew saved.¿
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 7152, London, Tuesday April 19 1836.
NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7171).

(Classified as brig, in ballast; date of loss cited as 11 April 1836). Lalla Rookh: this vessel stranded at Tails of Elsay, Wick. Capt. Green. Sale of materials. Newcastle registered?
Registration: Liverpool. Built 1825. 235 tons burthern.
(Location of loss cited as N58 27.42 W3 3.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

Tails of Elsay are not noted on the 1998 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map. The name may apply to any of the numerous areas of coastal rock that are depicted.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 August 2005.

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Grid reference Centred ND 38 51 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND35SE
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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