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Unknown: Pentland Firth

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Unknown: Pentland Firth

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Off Duncansby Head'; 'off Duncan's Head, Near Duncansby'; North Sea

Canmore ID 276679

Site Number ND47SW 8025


NGR Description Unlocated



Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Maritime - Highland
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

ND47SW 8025 unlocated

NLO: Duncansby Head [name: ND 406 733]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

See also HY64SE 8050 and ND37NE 8031.

St. Margaret's Hope, 17th Oct. 'A vessel is reported on shore in Sandy [Sanday], and one in Strona [Stroma], and another it is said to have gone down off Duncan's [Duncansby] Head, with all hands.'

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9871, London, Saturday November 1 1845.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8013).

(No classification or cargo specified: date of loss cited as 17 October 1845). Unknown: this vessel foundered off Duncan's [Duncansby] Head, near Duncansby.

(Location of loss cited as N58 37.0 W3 0.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are arbitrary, being derived from the location of report.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 15 November 2005.


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