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Brave: Dunnet Head, Pentland Firth

Sloop (19th Century)

Site Name Brave: Dunnet Head, Pentland Firth

Classification Sloop (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Off Dunnet Head'; 'west Of Dunnet Head'; North Sea; Brave

Canmore ID 283356

Site Number ND17NE 8010

NGR ND 1845 7628

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND17NE 8010 unlocated

NLO: Dunnet Head [name: ND 203 768]

Dunnet Bay [name centred ND 198 704]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Location formerly cited as ND 2000 7700 [N58 40.4 W3 22.7].

Possibly on map sheet ND17NE.

Huna, 14th Mar. The BRAVE (sloop), of Wick, Tait, from Castlehill or Thurso, was dismasted off Dunnet Head, Pentland Frith, 11th Mar., and abandoned, and drifted West. It is reported that she either sank in deep water, or got ashore West of Dunnet Head: crew saved.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,095, London, Tuesday March 18 1856.

Wick, 25th Mar. The BRAVE, Tait, from Castlehill to Thurso, which was abandoned in Pentland Firth 11th Mar., drove on shore next morning, and went to pieces.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,103, London, Friday March 28 1856.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9231).

(Classified as sloop, with cargo of slates: date of loss cited as 11 March 1856). Brave: collision, abandoned, stranded and wrecked W of Dunnet Head. Capt. Tait. Registration: Wick.

(Location of loss cited as N58 40.0 W3 24.75).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is arbitrary.

The cargo cited by Whittaker remains unconfirmed.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 9 October 2006.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 5102

Name : BRAVE

Latitude : 584000

Longitude : 32445

Registration : WICK

Type : SLOOP

Loss Day : 11

Loss Month : 3

Loss Year : 1856

Comment : Collison, abandoned, stranded and wrecked W of Dunnet Head. Capt. Tait

Cargo : SLATES


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