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Hunter: Scrabster Roads, Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Hunter: Scrabster Roads, Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Holburn Head; Holborn Head; Scrabster Roadstead; North Sea; Hunter

Canmore ID 221434

Site Number ND17SW 8007

NGR ND 11 70

NGR Description ND c. 11 70

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

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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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 5536

Name : HUNTER

Latitude : 583640

Longitude : 33245

Date Built : 1861

Registration : WICK

Type : SCHOONER (WOOD)

Tonnage : 70

Tonnage Code : R

Position : All Gone

Loss Day : 20

Loss Month : 12

Loss Year : 1876

Comment : Stranded in Scrabster roadstead. Capt. McGregor (Capt. Gregor?)

Cargo : PAVEMENT STONES

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