MHG54732 - Isabella: Proudfoot Rocks, North Head, Wick Bay, North Sea


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  • WRECK (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)

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  • None recorded

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RCAHMS Canmore description:
ND35SE 8162 c. 383 507
N58 26.4 W3 3.4
NLO: North Head [name: ND 384 507]
Proudfoot [name: ND 382 508]
Wick Bay [name centred ND 376 506]
Wick [name: ND 362 508].
(Classified as Auxiliary Lugsail [lugger]: no cargo specified, but registration cited as WK 686, and date of loss as 16 March 1941). Isabella: this vessel foundered at [on] Proudfoot Rocks. Capt. Farquhar.
Registration: Wick. Built 1903. 2grt. Length: 7m. Beam: 2m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 26.33 W3 3.50).
I G Whittaker 1998.
The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Proudfoot Rocks are not noted as such on the 1998 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but the name presumably applies to the extensive and prominent rocks around North Head (centred ND 383 507).
This vessel most probably stranded on the rocks, slipped back, and sank.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 30 November 2010. <1>

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Grid reference ND 3830 5070 (point) Approximate. Point generated from 2011 NMRS download data
Map sheet ND35SE
Geographical Area MARITIME

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