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Vine: North Sea

Lugger (19th Century)

Site Name Vine: North Sea

Classification Lugger (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) '2 Or 3 Miles Off Wick Bay'; Wick

Canmore ID 255955

Site Number ND45SW 8003


NGR Description Unlocated



Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Maritime - Highland
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

ND45SW 8003 unlocated

NLO: Wick [name: ND 362 508]

Wick Bay [name centred ND 376 506].

22 August 1871, VINE, of Wick, 13 yrs old, lug [lugger], 14 tons, 5 crew, departed Wick for fishing, in ballast, collision, partial loss, 1 life lost, wind S6, 2 or 3 miles off Wick Bay.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1871 (1872 [C.605] LIII.583).

22 August 1871, rescuing the crews of two fishing boats which, on returning from their fishing ground, came into collision, under full sail, in Wick Bay, and both boats sank. The crews, with the exception of one man who was drowned, were saved by the persons named. Awards granted out of the Mercantile Marine Fund: George Banks, Donald Banks, Donald Banks, George Banks (of the fishing boat MARY ANN of Wick), £1 each.

Table 53: List of Persons, Subjects of Great Britain and its Dependencies, to whom Rewards have been granted by the British Government, in the Year 1871, for gallant Services to Saving Life from Shipwreck etc.

Table 42: Statement of Official Inquiries in the United Kingdom into the Causes [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 2420).

The map sheet assigned to this record is arbitrary. The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 24 March 2004.


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