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Victor And Louis: Huna, Pentland Firth

Lugger (19th Century)

Site Name Victor And Louis: Huna, Pentland Firth

Classification Lugger (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) D 65; Victor & Louis; Duncansby Head; Caithness, Inner Sound; Ness Of Huna; North Sea

Canmore ID 264517

Site Number ND37SE 8027

NGR ND 36 73

NGR Description ND c. 36 73

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

ND37SE 8027 c. 36 73

N58 38 W3 6

NLO: Duncansby Head [name: ND 406 733]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81]

Inner Sound [name centred NG 64 40].

Wick, 17th Mar., a French lugger, laden with fishing materials, got ashore at Huna, Pentland Firth, on the night of the 14th Mar.: the crew landed in safety: the cargo is being saved, but the vessel will probably break up: her name has not been as yet ascertained.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,693, London, Friday March 20 1874.

Wick, 19th Mar., the French lugger, wrecked in the Pentland firth, was the VICTOR & LOUIS, D 65, Claeysen, bound to Iceland.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,695, London, Monday March 23 1874.

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4100).

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), possibly suggesting that she was successfully recovered.

Huna is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but the Ness of Huna is at ND 363 738.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 8 September 2004.


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