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Diana: Scrabster, Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth

Sloop (19th Century)

Site Name Diana: Scrabster, Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth

Classification Sloop (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) North Sea

Canmore ID 276747

Site Number ND17SW 8037

NGR ND 11 70

NGR Description ND c. 11 70

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

ND17SW 8037 c. 11 70

N58 37 W3 32

NLO: Thurso [name: ND 115 687]

Scrabster [name: ND 102 702].

Thurso Bay [name centred ND 115 699]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

See also ND16NW 8048.

Possibly on map sheet ND16NW.

Thurso, 18th Mar. 'The sloop DIANA, Brown, of Arbroath, bound to Dundee, and the PROSPEROUS, Robertson, of Stornoway, were driven on shore at Scrabster the same evening: master and two men of the former drowned: crew of the latter saved.'

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9991, London, Monday March 23 1846.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8074).

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), 16 November 2005.


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