MHG50037 - Fairy Queen: River Thurso, Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SLOOP (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (15/11/2006 13:40:36)
ND16NW 8052 c. 122 688
N58 36.9 W3 30.7

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

Thurso, 23rd Mar. The FAIRY QUEEN (sloop), of Stornoway, completely loaded with oatmeal, canted over in the river this morning: her keel is broken, and the vessel is otherwise damaged: cargo landing in a damaged state.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 14,033, London, Saturday March 26 1859.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9672).

A location at ND c. 122 688 may be suggested for this stranding. The River Thurso (Thurso River) enters the SE corner of Thurso Bay through a well-defined mouth.
The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), possibly suggesting her successfukl recovery, although the statement that her 'keel [back] is broken' makes this appear unlikely.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 15 November 2006.

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Grid reference Centred ND 122 688 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NW

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