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Aurora: Sand Wick, North Sea

Brig (19th Century)

Site Name Aurora: Sand Wick, North Sea

Classification Brig (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Bay Of Sandwick; Sandwick Bay; Aurora

Canmore ID 241268

Site Number HU42SW 8008

NGR HU 433 236

NGR Description HU c. 433 236

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 8008 c. 433 236

N59 59.7 W1 13.4

NLO: Sandwick [name: HU 434 237]

Sand Wick [name centred HU 433 236].

Aurora: [max. date] 1835

Came ashore waterlogged from Dublin to Barth in ballast, crew saved

Archive Ref: HS; RSB

Source: Shetland Archive Service [undated].

MS/3025, no. 397.

(Classified as brig, in ballast: date of loss cited as September 1835). Aurora: this vessel stranded at Sandwick Bay.

Registration: Barth. 300 tons [unspecified].

(Location of loss cited as N59 59.5 W1 13.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

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

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 19 June 2007.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 17406


Latitude : 595930

Longitude : 11330

Registration : BARTH

Type : BRIG

Tonnage : 300

Loss Month : 9

Loss Year : 1835

Comment : Stranded at Sandwick Bay.



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