MHG49077 - Belfast: Armadale, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • BARQUE (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (04/05/2007 11:34:47)
NC76NE 8001 c. 78 65
N58 33 W4 6

NLO: Armadale [name: NC 787 647]
Armadale Bay [name centred NC 792 651]
Thurso [name: ND 115 687].

Possibly on map sheet NC76SE.

Thurso, 18th Mar. `During a severe gale from NE to N & NW on the night of the 16th inst., the BELFAST, Clark, of Liverpool, bound to Monte Video [Montevideo, Argentina], was driven on shore at Armadale: master, chief mate, and seven men drowned.'
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9991, London, Monday March 23 1846.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8073).

(Classified as barque, with cargo of coal and firearms: date of loss cited as 16 March 1846). Belfast: this vessel was wrecked at Armadale, Pentland Firth. Capt. Clark.
Registration: Liverpool. Built 1839. 297 tons burthern.
(Location of loss cited as N58 33.5 W4 5.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

This loss is assigned to the vicinity of Armadale on the Pentland Firth, rather than the place of the same name on the Sleat Peninsula (Sound of Sleat), Skye. The report of the loss at Thurso is considered significant in this regard.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 October 2005.

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Grid reference Centred NC 78 65 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC76NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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