MHG50220 - Catherine: Scrabster Roads, Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SMACK (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (07/05/2007 14:33:16)
ND17SW 8045 c. 11 70
N58 37 W3 32

NLO: Thurso [name: ND 115 687]
Scrabster [name: ND 102 702].
Thurso Bay [name centred ND 115 699]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND16NW.

Not to be confused with ND16NE 8014.

Tongue, near Wick, 16th Jan. The CATHERINE (smack), of Wick, Munro, hence to Thurso, with wood, &c., parted her anchors in Scrabster Roads, and was totally wrecked, 19th Dec.: crew saved.
Source: LL, No. 15,226, London, Saturday, January 24 1863.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 10344).

(Classified as smack, with cargo of wood: date of loss as 19 December 1862). Catherine: this vessel was wrecked in Scrabster Roads. Capt. Munro. Registration: Wick.
(Location of loss cited as N58 36.75 W3 33.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.
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

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