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Unknown: Atlantic

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Unknown: Atlantic

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Near Cape Wrath'; Pentland Firth

Canmore ID 283185

Site Number NC27NE 8025


NGR Description Unlocated



Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC27NE 8025 unlocated

NLO: Cape Wrath [name: ND 256 750]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Leith, 6th Mar. It is reported that a large ship is on shore near Cape Wrath, and it is supposed the whole crew have perished. Thirteen bodies said to have washed up: some bales of wool are also reported to have been cast ashore, from which it is supposed that the vessel was homeward bound from Australia.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,775, London, Wednesday March 7 1855.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9108).

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary.

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

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 October 2006.


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