MHG49900 - Catherine: Murkle Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • CRAFT (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (10/05/2007 13:29:11)
ND16NE 8014 c. 171 694
N58 36.3 W3 25.6

NLO: Murkle Bay [name centred ND 171 694]
West Murkle [name: ND 157 695]
East Murkle [name: ND 173 687]
Thurso [name: ND 115 687]
Scrabster [name: ND 102 702]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81]
Aberdeen [name: NJ 95 05].

Possibly on map sheet ND17SE.

Not to be confused with ND17SW 8045.

Thurso, 18th Nov. The CATHERINE, of Portsey, Halkett, went ashore in Murkle Bay on the 12th Nov., and has become a total wreck: crew and part of the cargo (pavement) saved.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,996, London, Thursday November 22 [1855].
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9150).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of pavement: date of loss cited as 12 November 1855). Catharine (Catherine?): this vessel stranded in Murkle Bay, and was lost. Capt. Hawkit (Capt. Halkett?) Registration: Portsoy.
(Location of loss cited as N58 36.33 W3 32.75).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 10 May 2007.

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Grid reference Centred ND 170 694 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NE

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