MHG50143 - Burgh Castle: Dunnet Sands, Dunnet Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (07/05/2007 11:50:52)
ND26NW 8017 c. 21 69
N58 36 W3 22

NLO: Castlehill [name: ND 196 686]
Dunnet Bay [name centred ND 198 704]
Thurso [name: ND 115 687]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

See also ND26NW 8018.

Formerly input as ND16NE 8015 at cited location ND c. 19 68 [N58 36 W3 24].

Possibly on map sheet ND27SW.

Thurso, 10th June. The BURGH CASTLE (sch.), of Lynn, Preston, from Banff, in ballast, parted her anchors this morning off Castlehill harbour and was driven on the Dunnet sand: she is likely to be got off again. The GOOD INTENT (sloop), of Kirkwall, Rendall, went ashore at the same time and place as the above vessel, but is likely to become a total wreck.
Source: LL, No. 16,587, London, Wednesday, June 12 1867.

Campbeltown, 10th June. The BURGH CASTLE, Preston, from Banff to this place, driven on the Dunnet sand to-day, has been assisted off.
Source: LL, No. 16,592, London, Tuesday, June 18 1867.

Scrabster, 22nd June. The BURGH CASTLE (schr.), of Lynn, Preston, from Banff, in ballast: which was driven ashore on the Dunnet sand 10th June, and the GOOD INTENT (sloop), of Kirkwall, Rendall, which also went ashore there at the same time, have been sold by auction.
Source: LL, No. 16,598, London, Tuesday, June 25 1867.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 11255).

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The Dunnet Sand or Sands are not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map; thename presumably applies to the extensive area of sands that is depicted around the SE end of Dunnet Bay. Castlehill Harbour (ND16NE 41.00) is at ND 1980 6861,
The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), possibly on account of her successful recovery.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 December 2006.

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Grid reference Centred ND 20 69 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND26NW

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