MHG50219 - Elfin: Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • BRIGANTINE (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (09/05/2007 09:10:13)
ND16NW 8060 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].

Possibly on map sheet ND17SW.

See also ND16NW 8056.

Thurso, 24th Dec. The ELFIN, Clacher, from Newcastle to Dublin, with coals, which came ashore here 20th Dec., has become a total wreck: the crew were saved.
Source: LL, No. 15,204, London, Tuesday, December 30 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. [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 10326).

(Classifed as brigantine, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 19 December 1862). Elfin: this vessel was wrecked in Thurso Bay. Capt. Clachar
Registration: Ayr. Built 1856. 137grt. Length: 27m. Beam: 7m..
(Location of loss cited as N58 36.0 W3 31.5).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location of loss assigned to this record is essentially tentative.
The classification cited by Whittaker remains unverified, but is accepted.
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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