MHG50034 - Fly: Scrabster, Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • CRAFT (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (30/04/2007 11:07:37)
ND17SW 8041 c. 10 70
N58 37 W3 33

NLO: Thurso [name: ND 115 687]
Scrabster [name: ND 102 702].
Thurso Bay [name centred ND 115 699]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND06NE or ND17NW.

Scrabster, 22nd Jan. The FLY, of Wick, Johnston, from Loch Erribol to Thurso, in ballast, drove from her anchorage here yesterday, struck the ground, bilged, and sank.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,983, London, Thursday January 27 1859.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9620).

(No classification specified: cargo cited as ballast, and date of loss cited as 21 January 1859). Fly: this vessel grounded, bilged and sank in Scrabster harbour. Registration: Wick.
(Location of loss cited as N58 36.67 W3 32.75).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The suggestion by Whittaker that this vessel sank in Scrabster harbour remains unverified.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 November 2006.

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Grid reference Centred ND 10 69 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NW

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