MHG48817 - Venus: Sinclair's Bay, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (15/05/2007 09:13:10)
ND35NE 8024 c. 37 56
N58 29 W3 5

NLO: Sinclair's Bay [name centred ND 37 56]
Wick [name: ND 361 508].

Possibly on map sheet ND35NW or ND35SW.

Wick, 10th Oct. `The VENUS, Linson, of Portaferry, from Dunbar to Ireland, drove from her anchors this morning, and went on shore in Sinclair's Bay, during a very heavy gale form the southward; master and three hands drowned.¿
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9545, London, Monday October 14 1844.
NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7884).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of herring: date of loss cited as 10 October 1844). Venus: this vessel stranded in Sinclair [Sinclair's] Bay. Capt. Linton (Linson?). Registration: Portaferry. 50 tons register.
(Location of loss cited as N58 31.0 W3 8.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary.
The classification and cargo cited by Whittaker remain unverified.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 30 September 2005.

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Grid reference Centred ND 36 55 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND35NE

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