MHG49906 - Lloyd's: Ackergill, Sinclair's Bay, North Sea


No summary available.

Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • CRAFT (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (16/05/2007 11:14:19)
ND35SE 8109 c. 35 54
N58 28 W3 7

NLO: Ackergill Links [name centred ND 342 565]
Ackergill Tower [name: ND 3528 5466]
Ackergillshore [name: ND 358 544]
Wick [name: ND 362 508]
Sinclair's Bay [name centred ND 36 56].

Possibly on map sheet ND35NW or ND35SW.

Wick, 28th Dec [1855]. The LLOYD'S of and for this port, Mackay, from Culloden, with brick and tiles, was driven on the rocks near Ackergill Castle [Ackergill Tower], on the 22nd Dec., and has become a total wreck.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,029, London, Tuesday January 1 1856.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9177).

(No classification specified: cargo cited as bricks and tiles, and date of loss as 22 December 1855). Lloyds: this vessel was wrecked on rocks near Ackergill Castle [Ackergill Tower]. Capt. McKay. Registration: Wick.
(Location of loss cited as N58 28.5 W3 6.5).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. Ackergill Tower (ND35SE 16.00) is at ND 3528 5466.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 October 2006.

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred ND 34 53 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND35SW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (1)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.