MHG49984 - Thetis: Stroma, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • BRIG (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (24/04/2007 11:30:47)
ND37NW 8036 c. 34 77
N58 41 W3 8

NLO: Island of Stroma [name: ND 35 77]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND37NE.

Not to be confused with ND37NW 8007 or ND37NW 8010.

Dunnet, by Thurso, 18th June. The THETIS, of Arbroath, Porter, from Riga to Drogheda, with flax, came ashore to-day on Stroma, Pentland Frith [Firth], and is a total wreck: the greater part of the materials and stores have been landed, also part of cargo, and, with favourable weather, it is probable that the remainder will be saved, more or less damaged.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 14,108, London, Thursday June 23 1859.

Stroma, 24th June. The cargo of the THETIS, Porter from Riga to Drogheda, wrecked here on the 18th, has been landed on the cliffs, the greater part saturated with salt water.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 14,111, London, Monday June 27 1859.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9707).

(Classified as brig: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 18 June 1859). Thetis: this vessel was wrecked on Stroma. Capt. Porter.
Registration: Arbroath. Built 1827. 147 tons burthern. Length: 22m. Beam: 6m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 40.5 W3 8.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.
The classification cited by Whittaker remains unverified, but is accepted.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 26 October 2006.

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Grid reference Centred ND 34 77 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND37NW

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