MHG50035 - Dahinda: 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: (15/11/2006 10:51:44)
ND35SE 8115 c. 383 507
N58 26.4 W3 3.4

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

Wick, ---. The DAHINDA (schr.), from Newcastle, with coals, drifted through the Sound, near the Proudfoot rocks and grounded on the 28th Feb., she has since bilged, and will become a total wreck: crew saved.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 14,014, London, Friday March 4 1859.

Wick, 10th Mar. The DAHINDA, of this port, from Newcastle, which was stranded on the 28th Feb., at Proudfoot, has broken up: considerable portions of her hull, spars, &c., have been floated round to Broadhaven and been sold.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 14,022, London, Monday March 14 1859.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9649).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 28 February 1859). Dahinda: this vessel was wrecked near Proudfoot Rocks.
Registration: Wick. 113 nrt.
(Location of loss cited as N58 26.5 W3 4.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The Proudfoot Rocks 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), 15 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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