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Warrior: Keiss, Sinclair's Bay, North Sea

Brig (19th Century)

Site Name Warrior: Keiss, Sinclair's Bay, North Sea

Classification Brig (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Keiss Castle; 'at The Old Castle'; 'on The Rocks At Keiss'; Warrior

Canmore ID 277244

Site Number ND36SE 8034

NGR ND 354 612

NGR Description ND c. 354 612

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

ND36SE 8034 c. 354 612

N58 32.1 W3 6.6

NLO: Keiss [name: ND 347 612]

Keiss Castle [name: ND 356 617]

Sinclair's Bay [name centred ND 37 56].

Possibly on map sheets or ND36SW.

Location formerly entered as ND c. 355 617 [N58 32.3 W3 6.5].

Wick, 6th Oct. The WARRIOR, Mearns, of Montrose, from Riga to Liverpool, is ashore on the rocks at Keiss, & breaking up fast. It is blowing a gale from the SSE.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 10,473, London, Monday October 11 1847.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8224).

(Classified as brig, with cargo of railway sleepers: date of loss cited as 7 October 1847). Warrior: this vessel stranded at the Old Castle, Keiss. Capt. Mearns.

Registration: Montrose. Built 1839. 184 tons burthern. Length: 24m. Beam: 6m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 32.33 W3 6.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

A location at ND c. 354 612 may be suggested for this loss. Keiss Castle (ND36SE 30.00) is at ND 3556 6175.

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

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 November 2005.

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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 10812

Name : WARRIOR

Latitude : 583220

Longitude : 30600

Date Built : 1839

Registration : MONTROSE

Type : BRIG

Tonnage : 184

Tonnage Code : B

Length : 24

Beam : 6

Loss Day : 7

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1847

Comment : Stranded at the Old Castle, Keiss. Capt. Mearns

Cargo : RAILWAY SLEEPERS

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