MHG49928 - Countess Of Caithness: Wick Harbour Entrance, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • CRAFT (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (16/10/2006 12:28:39)
ND35SE 8110 c. 368 509
N58 26.5 W3 5

NLO: Wick Bay [name centred ND 376 506]
Wick [name: ND 362 508].

Wick, 3rd Jan. The COUNTESS OF CAITHNESS, Charleson, from Shields, with coals, came on shore at the back of the North Pier today, with bottom broken, cargo all out, both masts gone by the board: crew saved.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,345, London, Wednesday January 7 1857.

Wick, 10th Jan. The CTSS. OF CAITHNESS, Charleson, which went on shore 6th Jan., at the back of the North Pier, was got off this morning, and taken into Pulteney Town, seriously damaged.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,351, London, Wednesday January 14 [1857].

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9311).

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably on account of her successful recovery.
Information to RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 October 2006.

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Grid reference Centred ND 367 509 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND35SE
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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