MHG49885 - Unknown: Whiteness Head, Moray Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (28/09/2006 14:34:09)
NH85NW 8006 c. 803 587
N57 36.2 W4 0.2

Possibly on map sheet NH75NE.

NLO: Whiteness Head [name: NH 803 587]
Nairn [name: NH 885 567].

See also NH85NW 8003.

Cromarty, 4th Oct. A schooner and a sloop are reported to be on shore on Whiteness Head, between Nairn and Fort St. George.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,647, London, Saturday October 7 1854.

Cromarty, 7th Oct. The schooner reported ashore at Whiteness Head, 3rd Oct., is a Prussian, Kelmke, master, from Memel to Liverpool, with hemp, she was but a little damaged, and would be got off with the flood and proceed if the weather continued moderate.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,649, London, Tuesday October 10 1854.

Cromarty, 12th Oct. The Prussian schooner, Kelmke, Master, from Memel to Liverpool, which was ashore at Whiteness Head, 3rd Oct., has got off.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,654, London, Monday October 16 1854.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9045).

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably on account of her successful recovery.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 September 2006.

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Grid reference NH 802 586 (point)
Map sheet NH85NW

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