MHG49171 - Contest: Balnakiel Bay, Atlantic


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • CRAFT (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (22/11/2005)
NC36NE 8003 c. 38 69
N58 35 W4 47

NLO: Balnakiel Bay [name centred NC 382 695]
Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet NC37SE.

Rispond, 25th Aug. The CONTEST, McKyle, of Bangor, (Ireland), from Wick, sank 23rd inst., whilst at anchor in Balnakill [Balnakeil] Bay, East side of Cape Wrath: crew, the master and a boy, saved.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 10,438, London, Tuesday August 31 1847.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8196).

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 22 November 2005.

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Grid reference Centred NC 37 69 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC36NE

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