MHG47179 - Nancy: Duncansby Head, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

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NMRS Report: (30/04/2007 16:24:21)
ND47SW 8022 c. 405 733
N58 38.6 W3 1.5

NLO: Duncansby Head [name: ND 405 733]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND37SE.

12 April 1875, NANCY, 30 yrs old, of Liverpool, wooden schooner, 83 tons, 4 crew, Master and Owner W. Williams, departed Port Dinorwic for Middlesboro', carrying slates, wind ENE1, stranded, Duncansby, Pentland Firth.
Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1874 - 75 (1875 [C.1341] LXX.501).

Dunnet, by Thurso. [By tel. dated Castletown, 12th Apl., 12.40 p.m.]. The schooner NANCY, of Liverpool, laden with slate, is ashore at Duncansby head, Pentland firth.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 19,023, London, Tuesday April 13 1875.

Huna, 12th Apl., the NANCY (schr.), of Liverpool, from Wales to Middlesboro', while passing through the Pentland firth, ran ashore during thick fog at Duncansby head, and is expected to become a total wreck. The cargo (slate) will probably be all lost.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 19,025, London, Thursday April 15 1875.

Wick, 12th Apl., the NANCY (schnr.), Williams, from Port Dinorwic to Middlesboro', with slates, ran ashore at Duncansby head early yesterday morning, during a fog. The vessel is full of water, and will probably become a total wreck.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 19,025, London, Thursday April 15 1875.

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 2537).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of slates: date of loss cited as 10 April 1875). Nancy: this vessel stranded near Duncansby Head. Capt. Williams.
Registration: Liverpool. 83 tons register.
(Location of loss cited as N58 39.0 W3 1.5).
I G Whittaker 1998.

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Grid reference Centred ND 405 733 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND47SW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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