MHG54704 - Admiral: River Basin, Wick Harbour, Wick Bay, North Sea


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Type and Period (1)

  • WRECK (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

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RCAHMS Canmore description:
ND35SE 8144 c. 368 508
N58 26.5 W3 5.1
NLO: Wick Bay [name centred ND 376 506]
Wick [name: ND 362 508].
(Classified as wooden brig, with cargo of timber: former name cited as Phoenix, and date of loss as 24 October 1866). Admiral: this vessel stranded at the entrance to the river [Wick River] at Wick.
Registration: Aberdeen. 89grt. Length: 24m. Beam: 6m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 26.42 W3 5.00).
I G Whittaker 1998.
The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. This vessel apparently standed within the River Basin (ND35SE 66.01) at Wick or Pulteneytown Harbour (ND35SE 66.00), which is centred at ND 36820 50670. The vessel may have stranded immediately below Wick Harbour Bridge (ND35SE 69), which is situated at ND 36535 50952.
The remains of this vessel were presumably removed without delay from this constrained location.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 November 2010. <1>

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Grid reference ND 3680 5080 (point) Approximate. Point generated from 2011 NMRS download data
Map sheet ND35SE
Geographical Area MARITIME

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