MHG49173 - Unknown: Crosskirk, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • CRAFT (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (11/05/2007 09:19:17)
ND07SW 8008 c. 02 70
N58 36 W3 41

NLO: Crosskirk [name: ND 030 699]
Sandside Bay [name: ND 963 657]
Sandside Head [name: ND 954 664]
Dunnet Head [name: ND 203 768]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND06NW.

See also NC96NE 8011.

Thurso, 10th Sept. A large quantity of railway sleepers, and pieces of wreck have been driven ashore round the coast, from Armadale to Huna, part of a ship's mast at Clarendon, a portion of a Norwegian skiff at Crosskirk, and at Isauld two boards, one marked C. Sameing, and the other Fredens Ha---: another piece marked Tebe has been picked up at Dounreay.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 10,453, London, Friday September 17 1847.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8211).

(No classification specified: cargo cited as timber, and date as 6 September 1847). Unknown: cargo and wreckage washed ashore between Sandside and Dunnet [Head].
(Location of loss cited as N58 35.0 W3 50.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are essentially tentative, being derived from the recorded location of discovery of the 'portion of a Norwegian skiff'. It remains uncertain whether any vessel was, in reality, lost, while any loss may have occurred offshore, possibly beyond Scottish waters.
Whittaker appears to consider all the wreckage washed ashore as being derived from one casualty, but this remains unverified.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 23 November 2005.

This discovery of wreckage may be equated with the loss that is cited under NC96NE 8011.
The date assigned is presumably that of the reported discovery of wreckage.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 27 April 2007.

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Grid reference Centred ND 02 69 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06NW

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