MHG49997 - Henry: Proudfoot Rocks, Wick Bay, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (01/11/2006 13:56:55)
ND35SE 8114 c. 383 507
N58 26.4 W3 3.4

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

Wick, 3rd Sept. The HENRY (schr.), of Lossiemouth, McKay, struck on the rocks on the North side of this bay last evening, and has broken her back, and is expected to become a total wreck: crew saved. The vessel is being dismantled.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,861, London, Monday September 6 1858.

Wick, 15th Sept. The HENRY, (schr.) of Lossiemouth, McKay, which went on to the rocks on the North side of this bay 2nd Sept., has become a total wreck, and been sold.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,873, London, Monday September 20 1858.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9532).

Staxigo, 11th Sept. A schooner is on shore on the north side of Wick Bay, and likely to become a wreck.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,871, London, Friday September 17 1858.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9534).

(Classified as schooner, in ballast: date of loss cited as 3 September 1858). Henry: this vessel stranded on the N side of Wick Bay: report 11/3/1858, likely wreck.
Registration: Lossiemouth. Built 1856. 130 grt. Length: 25m. Beam: 7m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 26.5 W3 4.5).
I G Whittaker 1998.

This vessel presumably stranded (like many others) on Proudfoot Rocks, which are not noted as such on the 1998 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map. The name presumably applies to the extensive and prominent rocks around North Head (centred ND 383 507).
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 1 November 2006.

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Grid reference Centred ND 383 507 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND35SE

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