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Unknown: North Sea

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Unknown: North Sea

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Pres'; Freswick; Creswick; Pentland Firth

Canmore ID 266464

Site Number ND36NE 8015


NGR Description Unlocated



Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND36NE 8015 unlocated

NLO: Freswick Bay [name: ND 383 675]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

See also ND36NE 8014.

Glasgow, 23rd Dec., a good deal of wreckage has been washed ashore along the coast at Wick. At Creswick [Freswick] the sterns of two ships' boats were picked up, on one of which was the name "HILDA", and on the other the letters "PRES-------". A number of battens were also picked up at the same places.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 19,555, London, Wednesday December [23 1876].

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4526).

The map sheet assigned to this record is arbitrary, being derived from the reported location of discovery of wreckage. The vessel presumably foundered out at sea, possibly beyond Scottish waters.

This loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 7 October 2004.


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