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Border Chieftain: Helman Head, North Sea

Brig (19th Century)

Site Name Border Chieftain: Helman Head, North Sea

Classification Brig (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Hillman Head; 'three Miles Sw Of Wick'; Border Chieftain

Canmore ID 275707

Site Number ND34NE 8007

NGR ND 365 467

NGR Description ND c. 365 467

Datum Datum not recorded

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND34NE 8007 c. 365 467

N58 24.3 W3 5.2

NLO: Helman Head [name: ND 365 467]

Wick [name: ND 362 508].

Wick, 4th July. 'The BORDER CHIEFTAIN, Maltman, from Newcastle to Dublin, drove on shore this morning about 3 miles SW of this port, during a strong gale from the East, and has since gone to pieces; crew saved.'

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9770, London, Tuesday July 8 1845.

NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7968).

(Classified as brig, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 4 July 1845). Border Chieftain: this vessel stranded at Hillman [Helman] Head, 3 miles SW of Wick. Capt. Maltman.

Registration: Berwick. Built 1839. 117 tons burthern. Length: 20m. Beam: 5m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 24.33 W3 5.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

The classification, cargo and location of loss cited by Whittaker remain unverified, but are accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 October 2005.

Activities

Loss (4 July 1845)

Wick, 4th July. 'The BORDER CHIEFTAIN, Maltman, from Newcastle to Dublin, drove on shore this morning about 3 miles SW of this port, during a strong gale from the East, and has since gone to pieces; crew saved.'

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9770, London, Tuesday July 8 1845.

NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7968).

(Classified as brig, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 4 July 1845). Border Chieftain: this vessel stranded at Hillman [Helman] Head, 3 miles SW of Wick. Capt. Maltman.

Registration: Berwick. Built 1839. 117 tons burthern. Length: 20m. Beam: 5m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 24.33 W3 5.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (6 October 2005)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

The classification, cargo and location of loss cited by Whittaker remain unverified, but are accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 October 2005.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 10317

Name : BORDER CHIEFTAIN

Latitude : 582420

Longitude : 30500

Date Built : 1839

Registration : BERWICK

Type : BRIG

Tonnage : 117

Tonnage Code : B

Length : 20

Beam : 5

Loss Day : 4

Loss Month : 7

Loss Year : 1845

Comment : Stranded at Hillman Head, 3 miles SW of Wick. Capt. Maltman

Cargo : COAL

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