MHG48743 - Byron: Embo, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (08/09/2005)
NH89SE 8004 c. 81 92
N57 54 W4 0

NLO: Embo [name: NH 818 928]
Dornoch [name: NH 798 895].

Wick, 19th Sept. `The BYRON, Smith, from Shields to Inverness, was driven on shore near Dornoch 15th instant, and soon after went to pieces; crew (except the mate) drowned.¿
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 7970, London, Monday September 23 1839.
NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7482).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 15 September 1839). Byron: this vessel was wrecked at Embo. Capt. Smith. Registration: Newcastle.
(Location of loss cited as N57 54.5 W3 59.0).
I G Whitaker 1998.

The location assigned to this loss is essentially tentative; the vessel presumably stranded.
The classification, cargo and location of loss cited by Whittaker remain unverified.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 8 September 2005.

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Grid reference Centred NH 80 92 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH89SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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