This event is associated with strong south-easterly gales which produced two ‘tremendous’ waves at half tide in Peterhead, the second being almost 15 ft high (Hickey, 1997).
No known sources of information.
Receptor and Consequence:
The event effected east Scotland and Milnthorpe in Cumbria (Hickey, 1997; Zong and Tooley, 2003). In Peterhead, North Harbour was damaged with 186 yards of the east wall lost. A wooden harbour in Buckie was wrecked, built only 6 years prior (Hickey, 1997).
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|Ports||186 yards of wall washed away from North Harbour, Peterhead. Wooden harbour destroyed in Buckie.|
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*No known sources of information available
- Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Retrieved from https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/file/aa6dfd04-d53f-4741-1bb7-bdf99fb153be/1/hick1comb.pdf.
- Zong, Y. & Tooley, M. J. A. (2003). Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks. Natural Hazards, 29, 13–36.