Kathe Niederkirchner: Muckle Skerry, Pentland Skerries, Pentland Firth
Cargo Vessel, Motor Vessel (20th Century)
Site Name Kathe Niederkirchner: Muckle Skerry, Pentland Skerries, Pentland Firth
Alternative Name(s) Kathie Niederkirchner; North Sea; Kathe Niederkirchner
Canmore ID 222259
Site Number ND47NE 8038
NGR ND 45954 78574
NGR Description ND c. 465 783
Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long
- Council Orkney Islands
- Parish Maritime - Orkney
- Former Region Orkney Islands Area
- Former District Maritime
- Former County Not Applicable
c. 465 783
N58 41.4 W2 55.4
NLO: Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81]
Pentland Skerries [name centred ND 470 775]
Muckle Skerry [name centred ND 465 783].
(Classified as motor vessel, with cargo of sugar: date of loss cited as 23 August 1965). Kathie Niederkirchner: this vessel was wrecked [stranded] on Muckle Skerry, rolled over and sank. 5509grt?
Registration: Rostock. Built 1964. 8003grt. Length: 140m. Beam: 18m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 41.57 W2 55.8).
I G Whittaker 1998.
The inclusion of this wreck by Larn and Larn within both their sections DC ('North-east Scotland') and DD ('Orkney Islands') is anomalous. The Pentland Skerries fall within the administrative area of Orkney, and this wreck is assigned accordingly to the quasi-administrative area of Maritime - Orkney.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 9 October 2002.
R and B Larn 1998.