MHG49991 - Helen: Balnakiel Bay, Atlantic


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • BARQUE (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (31/10/2006 13:51:16)
NC36NE 8004 c. 38 69
N58 35 W4 47

NLO: Balnakiel Bay [name centred NC 382 695]
Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet NC37SE.

Loch Eribol, 1st May. The HELEN (barque), Ritchie, of & from Aberdeen, from Quebec, with coals, drifted ashore this morning in Balnakiel Bay, where she soon went to pieces: crew saved.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,757, London, Friday May 7 1858.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9506).

(Classified as wooden barque: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 1 May 1858). Helen: this vessel stranded in Balnakeil Bay.
Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1848. 249grt. Length 33m. Beam 8m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 35.0 W4 46.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

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Grid reference Centred NC 37 69 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC36NE

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