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Fortune: North Sea

Smack (19th Century)

Site Name Fortune: North Sea

Classification Smack (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Off The Coast Of Caithness'; Lybster; Pentland Firth; Fortune

Canmore ID 283200

Site Number ND43NW 8004

NGR ND 41 38

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND43NW 8004 unlocated

NLO: Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81]

Lybster [name: ND 248 355].

Formerly entered as ND35NE 8029.

Inverness, 31st May. The FORTUNE (smack), of and from this port, for Wick, foundered on [off] the coast of Caithness on the 25th May: crew saved.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,850, London, Tuesday June 5 1855.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9126).

(Classified as smack: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 25 May 1855). Fortune: this vessel foundered off the coast of Caithness. Near Lybster? Pentland Firth?

Registration: Inverness. Built 1853. 17 tons burthern. Length: 11m. Beam: 3m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 30.00 W3 0.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is entirely arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker. It remains unclear whether the vessel foundered in the Pentland Firth or the North Sea.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 October 2006.

Activities

Loss (25 May 1855)

Inverness, 31st May. The FORTUNE (smack), of and from this port, for Wick, foundered on [off] the coast of Caithness on the 25th May: crew saved.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,850, London, Tuesday June 5 1855.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9126).

(Classified as smack: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 25 May 1855). Fortune: this vessel foundered off the coast of Caithness. Near Lybster? Pentland Firth?

Registration: Inverness. Built 1853. 17 tons burthern. Length: 11m. Beam: 3m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 30.00 W3 0.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (3 October 2006)

The map sheet assigned to this record is entirely arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker. It remains unclear whether the vessel foundered in the Pentland Firth or the North Sea.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 October 2006.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 13682

Name : FORTUNE

Latitude : 582000

Longitude : 30000

Date Built : 1853

Registration : INVERNESS

Type : SMACK

Tonnage : 17

Tonnage Code : B

Length : 11

Beam : 3

Loss Day : 25

Loss Month : 5

Loss Year : 1855

Comment : Foundered off the coast of Caithness. Near Lybster? Pentland Firth?

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