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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 848979

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


ND16NW 8036 c. 11 69

N58 36 W3 32

NLO: Thurso [name: ND 115 687]

Thurso Bay [name centred ND 115 699]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND17SW.

30 January 1884, HELEN, 12 yrs old, not registered, wooden fishing lugger, 12 tons, no-one on board, Master and Owner J. Robertson, Scrabster, Caithness, anchored in Scrabster Roads, in ballast, wind NW10, stranded, total loss, Thurso Bay, Caithness.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1883-84 (1884-85 [C.4493] LXX.421).

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 3468).

(Classified as wooden lugger, in ballast: date of loss cited as 30 January 1884). Helen: this vessel was driven from anchor and stranded in Thurso Bay.

Not registered. Built 1872. 12 tons [unspecified].

(Location of loss cited as N58 56.5 W3 30.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 8 May 2007.

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