MHG50216 - Eagle: 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: (09/05/2007 10:50:35)
ND16NW 8057 c. 11 69
N58 36 W3 32

NLO: Thurso [name: ND 115 687]
Thurso Bay [name centred ND 115 699]
Thurso East [name centred ND 123 685]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND17SW.

Thurso, 22nd Dec. The EAGLE (schr.), of Wick, Barnetson, from Alloa, with tiles, which was driven ashore 19th Dec., has become a wreck: cargo partly saved.
Source: LL, No. 15,201, London, Friday, December 26 1862.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 10317).

(Classifed as schooner, with cargo of tiles: date of loss cited as 19 December 1862). Eagle: this vessel was wrecked near Thurso East. Capt. Barnetson. 57nrt.
(Location of loss cited as N58 36.0 W3 30.5).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location of loss assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary; that cited by Whittaker remains unverified.
The name Thurso East apparently applies to the area around ND 12 68 and ND 13 68.
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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