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Comet: Whiteness, Inner Moray Firth

Sloop (19th Century)

Site Name Comet: Whiteness, Inner Moray Firth

Classification Sloop (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'To The East Of Whiteness Head Buoy'

Canmore ID 275946

Site Number NH85NW 8005

NGR NH 80 59

NGR Description NH c. 80 59

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

NH85NW 8005 c. 80 58

N57 36 W4 0

Possibly on map sheet NH75NE.

NLO: Whiteness Head [name: NH 803 587].

Nairn, 1st Nov. The COMET (sloop), of Alloa, Crocket, from Cromarty to Peterhead in ballast, went ashore to the east of Whiteness Head Buoy, 1st Nov., and remains.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 14,225, London, Monday November 7 1859.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9751).

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), possibly suggesting her successful recovery.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 13 September 2005.


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