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Petronella: Sandwick, North Sea

Buss (18th Century)

Site Name Petronella: Sandwick, North Sea

Classification Buss (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Bay Of Sandwick; Sand Wick; Petronella

Canmore ID 241262

Site Number HU42SW 8006

NGR HU 434 237

NGR Description HU c. 434 237

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HU42SW 8006 c. 434 237

N59 59.8 W1 13.3

NLO: Sandwick [name: HU 434 237]

Sand Wick [name centred HU 433 236].

See also HU42SW 8005.

Petronella: max date 1759

Totally wrecked along with the Hope (HU42SW 8005). Possibly one of two vessels referred to in the Rev. John Mill's Diary as being stranded in May 1761

Archive Ref: Sheriff Court Records SA 12/3604/4168/4031 ; Mill's Diary

Source: Shetland Archive Service

MS/3025 (no. 317)

(Classified as buss: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 10 May 1759). Petronella: this vessel went ashore at Sandwick. Capr. Blomberg. Registration: Erchuysen.

(Location of loss cited as N59 59.5 W1 13.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Bay of Sandwick or Sandwick Bay is presumably to be equated with the deep indentation of Sand Wick.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 19 June 2007.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 6761


Latitude : 595930

Longitude : 11300

Registration : ERCHUYSEN

Type : BUSS

Loss Day : 10

Loss Month : 5

Loss Year : 1759

Comment : Ashore at Sandwick. Capt. Blomberg


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