MHG50144 - Good Intent: Dunnet Sands, Dunnet Bay, Pentland Firth


No summary available.

Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (07/05/2007 11:51:06)
ND26NW 8018 c. 21 69
N58 36 W3 22

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

See also ND26NW 8017.

Formerly input as ND16NE 8016 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

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. 11256).

(Classified as wooden sloop, in ballast: date of loss cited as 10 June 1867). Good Intent: this vessel stranded at Burn of Garth, Dunnet Bay. Capt. Rendall.
Registration: Kirkwall. Built 1801. 40grt. Length: 16m. Beam: 5m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 35.75 W3 22.33).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Neither the Burn of Garth nor the Dunnet Sand or Sands is noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map; the latter name presumably applies to the extensive area of sands that is depicted around the SE end of Dunnet Bay.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 December 2006.

Sources/Archives (1)



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

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (1)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.