MHG50221 - Guldstav: River Thurso, 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: (05/01/2007 11:55:21)
ND16NW 8061 c. 122 688
N58 36.9 W3 30.7

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

Thurso, 23rd July. The GULDSTAV (Dan. schr.), Christensen, from Korsoer, when making the river, stranded on a rock, and remained one tide: the vessel has made water and the cargo is damaged.
Source: LL, No. 15,380, London, Monday, July 27 1863.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 10410).

A location at ND c. 122 688 may be suggested for this stranding. The River Thurso (Thurso River) enters the SE corner of Thurso Bay through a well-defined mouth.
The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably confirming her successful recovery.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 5 January 2007.

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Grid reference Centred ND 122 688 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NW

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