MHG47382 - Margaret Gunn: Gills Bay, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • LUGGER (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (04/05/2007 09:26:44)
ND37SW 8007 c. 33 73
N58 38 W3

NLO: Gills Bay [name centred ND 333 732]
Duncansby Head [name: ND 406 733]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Formerly classified as Fishing Vessel.

19 January 1883, MARGARET GUNN, 5 yrs old, not registered, wooden lugger, 25 tons, 7 crew, Master J. McLean, Owner G. Doull, Wick, departed Wick for fishing, in ballast, wind S. by E.10, stranded, total loss, Gills Bay, near Duncansby Head, Caithness.
Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1882-83 (1884 [C.4154] LXXI.621).

MARGARET GUNN, Wick, Jan 23. The MARGARET GUNN fishing lugger, of Wick, was totally wrecked in Gill's Bay Jan. 19: crew saved.
Source: Casualties &c., LL, No. 21,448, London, Friday, January 26 1883.

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 3338).

(Classified as wooden lugger, in ballast: date of loss cited as 19 January 1883). Margaret Gunn: this vessel stranded at Gills Bay, near Duncansby Head. Capt. McLean.
Not registered. Built 1878. 25 tons [unspecified].
(Location of loss cited as N58 38.5 W3 9.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

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Grid reference Centred ND 32 73 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND37SW

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