MHG48866 - Border Chieftain: Helman Head, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • BRIG (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (28/12/2006 16:56:27)
ND34NE 8007 c. 365 467
N58 24.3 W3 5.2

NLO: Helman Head [name: ND 365 467]
Wick [name: ND 362 508].

Wick, 4th July. `The BORDER CHIEFTAIN, Maltman, from Newcastle to Dublin, drove on shore this morning about 3 miles SW of this port, during a strong gale from the East, and has since gone to pieces; crew saved.'
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9770, London, Tuesday July 8 1845.
NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7968).

(Classified as brig, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 4 July 1845). Border Chieftain: this vessel stranded at Hillman [Helman] Head, 3 miles SW of Wick. Capt. Maltman.
Registration: Berwick. Built 1839. 117 tons burthern. Length: 20m. Beam: 5m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 24.33 W3 5.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The classification, cargo and location of loss cited by Whittaker remain unverified.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 October 2005.

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Grid reference Centred ND 365 467 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34NE

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