Kathe Niederkirchner: Muckle Skerry, Pentland Skerries, Pentland Firth

Cargo Vessel, Motor Vessel (20th Century)

Site Name Kathe Niederkirchner: Muckle Skerry, Pentland Skerries, Pentland Firth

Classification Cargo Vessel, Motor Vessel (20th Century)

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

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Maritime - Orkney
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

ND47NE 8038 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.



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