MHG50018 - Minerva: Cape Wrath, Atlantic


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (07/11/2006 15:54:29)
NC27SE 8004 c. 26 74
N58 37 W4 60

NLO: Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750]
Sandwood [name: NC 220 641]
Butt of Lewis [name: NB 519 665]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Sandwood, near Cape Wrath, 30th Dec. A vessel has driven ashore on the rocks East of Cape Wrath, and some barrels of Archangel tar have drifted ashore: nothing known of the crew.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,962, London, Monday January 3 1859.

Karvack (Cape Wrath), 21st Dec [1858]. A derelict schooner of about 100 tons, hull black with a red stripe, laden with tar, and a deckload of spars, drove ashore near this place from the N.W. during the afternoon of 29th Dec., and went to pieces.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,965, London, Thursday January 6 1859.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9602).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of tar and timber: date of loss cited as 29 December 1858). Minerva: this vessel was wrecked E of Cape Wrath after being abandoned off the Butt of Lewis. Registration: Cork.
(Location of loss cited as N58 37.5 W4 59.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 7 November 2006.

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Grid reference Centred NC 25 73 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC27SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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