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Philippa: Milton Sands, Kirkcudbright Bay, Solway Firth

Brigantine (19th Century)

Site Name Philippa: Milton Sands, Kirkcudbright Bay, Solway Firth

Classification Brigantine (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Phillippa; Philippo; Phillippo; Milton Bank; 'inside The Ross'; 'inside Ross Island'; Phillippa (Phillippo ?)

Canmore ID 283239

Site Number NX64NE 8085

NGR NX 66 46

NGR Description NX c. 66 46

Datum Datum not recorded

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Maritime - Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NX64NE 8085 c. 66 46

N54 47 W4 5

NLO: Milton Sands [name centred NX 664 468]

Kirkcudbright [name: NX 683 505]

Kirkcudbright Bay [name centred NX 665 455]

Little Ross [name: NX 660 432].

Possibly on map sheet NX64SE.

Dumfries. [recd. per M.T. at 1.27]. A schooner was stranded on the Milton Sands, inside the Ross, on the night of 18th Dec., and has gone to pieces: one man drowned.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,020, London, Thursday December 20 1855.

Dumfries, 20th Dec. It is said that the schooner wrecked inside the Ross on the night of the 18th Dec., is a collier, running between Cumberland and Belfast.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,022, London, Saturday December 22 1855.

Dumfries, 22nd Dec. The schooner which was stranded 18th Dec., on the Milton Sands, inside the Ross, proves to be the PHILIPPA: her decks are reported to be broken up, and she is expected to become a complete wreck.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,023, London, Monday December 24 1855.

Kirkcudbright, 20th Dec. The PHILIPPO (brigantine), McTier, of and for Belfast, from Workington, with coals, in running for this place 18th Dec., during a heavy gale, struck in crossing the Bar, capsized, and has since become a total wreck: crew (except one man) saved. [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9156).

(Classified as brigantine: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 18 December 1855). Phillippa (Phillippo?): this vessel was wrecked on Milton Sands, inside [Little] Ross Island. Capt. McTier.

Registration: Belfast.

(Location of loss cited as N54 48.0 W4 5.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. Milton Sands occupy an extensive area within the W side of Kirkcudbright Bay. The loss of this vessel may have occurred on map sheet NX64SE.

The date of loss cited by Whittaker remains unverified, but is accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 5 October 2006.

Activities

Loss (18 December 1855)

Dumfries. [recd. per M.T. at 1.27]. A schooner was stranded on the Milton Sands, inside the Ross, on the night of 18th Dec., and has gone to pieces: one man drowned.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,020, London, Thursday December 20 1855.

Dumfries, 20th Dec. It is said that the schooner wrecked inside the Ross on the night of the 18th Dec., is a collier, running between Cumberland and Belfast.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,022, London, Saturday December 22 1855.

Dumfries, 22nd Dec. The schooner which was stranded 18th Dec., on the Milton Sands, inside the Ross, proves to be the PHILIPPA: her decks are reported to be broken up, and she is expected to become a complete wreck.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,023, London, Monday December 24 1855.

Kirkcudbright, 20th Dec. The PHILIPPO (brigantine), McTier, of and for Belfast, from Workington, with coals, in running for this place 18th Dec., during a heavy gale, struck in crossing the Bar, capsized, and has since become a total wreck: crew (except one man) saved. [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9156).

(Classified as brigantine: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 18 December 1855). Phillippa (Phillippo?): this vessel was wrecked on Milton Sands, inside [Little] Ross Island. Capt. McTier.

Registration: Belfast.

(Location of loss cited as N54 48.0 W4 5.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (5 October 2006)

The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. Milton Sands occupy an extensive area within the W side of Kirkcudbright Bay. The loss of this vessel may have occurred on map sheet NX64SE.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 5 October 2006.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 3383

Name : PHILLIPPA (PHILLIPPO ?)

Latitude : 544800

Longitude : 40500

Registration : BELFAST

Type : BRIGANTINE

Loss Day : 18

Loss Month : 12

Loss Year : 1855

Comment : Wrecked on Milton Sands, inside Ross Island. Capt. McTier

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