MHG50014 - Three Brothers: Sandwood Bay, North Minch


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • BRIG (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (07/11/2006 14:59:17)
NC26NW 8009 c. 22 66
N58 33 W5 4

Possibly on map sheet NC26SW.

NLO: Sandwood Bay [name centred NC 225 662]
Sandwood Loch [name centred NC 228 642]
Sandwood [name: NC 220 641]
Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750].

Sandwood Bay, (about 7 miles W. of Cape Wrath), 21st Dec. The THREE BROTHERS (brig), of Ardrossan, Irvine, from Dalhousie, New Brunswick, to Chester, with deals and spars, is on shore in this bay, and likely to be come a total wreck: crew saved, and the greater part of the cargo expected to be saved. [Record received incomplete].
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9596).

(Classified as brig: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 20 December 1858). Three Brothers: this vessel was lost at Sandwood Bay, Sutherland. {Prize: 1803].
Registration: Irvine. 138 tons burthern. Length: 22m. Beam: 4m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 32.5 W5 3.5).
I G Whittaker 1998.

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Grid reference Centred NC 21 65 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC26NW

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