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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 718837

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


ND17SW 8007 c. 11 70

N58 37 W3 32

NLO: Thurso [name: ND 115 687]

Scrabster [name: ND 102 702]

Holborn Head [name: ND 109 716]

Thurso Bay [name centred ND 115 699]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND16NW.

Not to be confused with ND17SW 8036.

20 December 1876, HUNTER, 15 yrs old, of Wick, 70 tons, 4 crew, Master J. Gregor, Owner R. Miller, Thurso, departed Thurso for N. Shields, carrying pavement stones, wind NE10, stranded, Scrabster Roadstead, Caithness-shire.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1876 - 77 (1877 [C.1891] LXXV.181).

Thurso, 21st Dec., 3.25 p.m., the HUNTER, of Wick, hence to Shields, with pavement, has stranded at Scrabster, and is a total wreck.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 19,552, London, Friday December 22 1876.

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 2708).

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

This record apparently represents a double-numbering by Larn and Larn.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 September 2002.

R and B Larn 1998.

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