MHG49079 - Prosperous: Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SLOOP (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (08/05/2007 17:08:06)
ND16NW 8048 c. 10 69
N58 36 W3 33

NLO: Scrabster [name: ND 102 702]
Thurso [name: ND 115 687].

Possibly on map sheet ND17SW.

See also ND17SW 8037.

Thurso, 18th Mar. `The sloop DIANA, Brown, of Arbroath, bound to Dundee, and the PROSPEROUS, Robertson, of Stornoway, were driven on shore at Scrabster the same evening: master and two men of the former drowned: crew of the latter saved.'
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9991, London, Monday March 23 1846.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8075).

(Classified as sloop, in ballast: date of loss cited as 16 March 1846). Prosperous: this vessel was wrecked to the west of Bishop's Castle, Thurso. Capt. Robertson.
Registration: Stornoway. Built 1831. 20 tons burthern. Length: 11m. Beam: 4m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 36.0 W3 32.33).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Whittaker places the loss 'to the west of Bishop's Castle, Thurso' [presumably Bishop's Castle or Scrabster Castle, Thurso [ND16NW 3, at ND 1068 6915].
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 November 2005.

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Grid reference Centred ND 10 69 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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