MHG49190 - Warrior: Keiss, Sinclair's Bay, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • BRIG (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (14/05/2007 12:20:02)
ND36SE 8034 c. 354 612
N58 32.1 W3 6.6

NLO: Keiss [name: ND 347 612]
Keiss Castle [name: ND 356 617]
Sinclair's Bay [name centred ND 37 56].

Possibly on map sheets ND35NW or ND36SW.

Location formerly entered as ND c. 355 617 [N58 32.3 W3 6.5].

Wick, 6th Oct. The WARRIOR, Mearns, of Montrose, from Riga to Liverpool, is ashore on the rocks at Keiss, & breaking up fast. It is blowing a gale from the SSE.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 10,473, London, Monday October 11 1847.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8224).

(Classified as brig, with cargo of railway sleepers: date of loss cited as 7 October 1847). Warrior: this vessel stranded at the Old Castle, Keiss. Capt. Mearns.
Registration: Montrose. Built 1839. 184 tons burthern. Length: 24m. Beam: 6m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 32.33 W3 6.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

A location at ND c. 354 612 may be suggested for this loss. Keiss Castle (ND36SE 30.00) is at ND 3556 6175.
The classification, cargo and location of loss cited by Whittaker remain unverified.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 November 2005.

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Grid reference Centred ND 353 612 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND36SE
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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