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Unknown: Dunbeath, North Sea

Sloop (19th Century)

Site Name Unknown: Dunbeath, North Sea

Classification Sloop (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Portormin; Dunbeath Bay; Helmsdale; 'at The Entrance Of [the] Dunbeath River'

Canmore ID 284647

Site Number ND12NE 8012

NGR ND 165 293

NGR Description ND c. 165 293

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

ND12NE 8012 c. 165 293

N58 14.7 W3 25.4

NLO: Dunbeath [name: ND 161 296]

Dunbeath Bay [name centred ND 164 291].

Wick, 18th Aug. A small sloop, with salt, went to pieces at the entrance of [the] Dunbeath river.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 14,471, London, Tuesday August 21 1860.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9858).

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The Dunbeath River enters the North Sea at ND 165 293.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), possibly suggesting her successful recovery.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 23 November 2006.


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