MHG50215 - Sunderland: Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (08/05/2007 17:09:17)
ND16NW 8056 c. 11 69
N58 36 W3 32

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

See also ND16NW 8060.

Possibly on map sheet ND17SW.

[Thurso], 22nd Dec. The SUNDERLAND (schnr.), from Arundel (?Arendal) to Whitehaven, was totally wrecked 19th Dec.: cargo partly saved.
Source: LL, No. 15,201, London, Friday, December 26 1862

Thurso, 24th Dec. The SUNDERLAND, Gjoruldsen, of and from Arendal, for Whitehaven, which was wrecked here on the 19th Dec., had been in contact on the previous day, in Scrabster Roads, with the ELFIN, Clacher, when two of the SUNDERLAND's crew got on board the latter vessel, and were unable to return.
Source: LL, No. 15,204, London, Tuesday, December 30 1862.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 10316).

(Classifed as schooner, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 19 December 1862). Sunderland: this vessel was wrecked at the Crook, Thurso. Capt. Gjeruldsen. Registration: Norwegian.
(Location of loss cited as N58 36.0 W3 32.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative: that cited by Whittaker remains unverified, but is accepted. The Crook is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 5 January 2007.

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

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