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Halls: St John's Point, Pentland Firth

Brigantine (19th Century)

Site Name Halls: St John's Point, Pentland Firth

Classification Brigantine (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Huna; North Sea; Halls

Canmore ID 284132

Site Number ND37NW 8038

NGR ND 311 753

NGR Description ND c. 311 753

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

ND38SW 8038 c. 311 753

N58 39.6 W3 11.3

NLO: St John's Point [name: ND 311 753]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Huna, 19th Sept. The HALLS, of Perth, Hall, from Liverpool to a Baltic port, with 250 tons salt, got ashore upon St. John's Point in the Pentland Frith [Firth], this morning, and sunk in between 7 and 8 fathoms of water: crew saved: the vessel will no doubt be a total wreck.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,876, London, Thursday September 23 [1858].

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9540).

(Classified as brigantine, with cargo of salt: date of loss cited as 19 September 1858). Halls: this vessel stranded at St John's Point, near Huna.

Registration: Perth. Built 1850. 164nrt. Length: 25m. Beam: 6m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 39.67 W3 11.33).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The classification cited by Whittaker remains unverified, but is accepted.

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), 1 November 2006.

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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 5148

Name : HALLS

Latitude : 583940

Longitude : 31120

Date Built : 1850

Registration : PERTH

Type : BRIGANTINE

Tonnage : 164

Tonnage Code : N

Length : 25

Beam : 6

Loss Day : 19

Loss Month : 9

Loss Year : 1858

Comment : Stranded at St Johns Point near Huna

Cargo : SALT

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