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Three Friends: Burwick, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Pentland Firth

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Three Friends: Burwick, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Pentland Firth

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Bur Wick; North Sea; Three Friends

Canmore ID 288069

Site Number ND48SW 8004

NGR ND 44 83

NGR Description ND c. 44 83

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Maritime - Orkney
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

ND48SW 8004 c. 44 83

N58 44 W2 58

NLO: Bur Wick [name centred ND 440 838]

Burwick [name: ND 447 841]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND48SE.

(No classification specified: cargo cited as wood, and date of loss as February 1800). Three Friends: this vessel was wrecked at Burwick, South Ronaldsay. Capt. Birney. Registration: Montrose.

(Location of loss cited as N58 44.5 W2 58.0.

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 April 2007.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 12320


Latitude : 584430

Longitude : 25800

Registration : MONTROSE

Loss Month : 2

Loss Year : 1800

Comment : Wrecked at Burwick, South Ronaldsay. Capt. Birney

Cargo : WOOD


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