MHG49976 - Iris: North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • CRAFT (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (24/10/2006 14:40:36)
ND23NE 8010 unlocated

NLO: Clyth Mains [name: ND 280 362].

Wick, 17th Apl. A board with IRIS, in gilt letters, blue painted, and carved with a representation of a spear running along the boards, was picked up on the 12th Apl., off Clythe [Clyth] Head.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,433, London, Tuesday April 21 1857.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9364).

The map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are arbitrary, being derived from the reported location of discovery of wreckage. The vessel may have foundered offshore, possibluy beyond Scottish waters. Clyth Head is not noted on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map. Clythness (Ousbacky) Lighthouse (ND23NE 29) is at ND 2906 3629.
The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 24 October 2006.

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