MHG47446 - Esperance: John O' Groats, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • LUGGER (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (30/04/2007 14:26:34)
ND37SE 8026 c. 38 73
N58 38 W3 4

NLO: John o' Groats [name centred ND 385 727]
St John's Point [name: ND 311 753]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Wick, 29th July, the ESPERANCE (lugger), of Dieppe, went down yesterday in the Pentland Firth: crew saved.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,183, London, Tuesday July 30 1872.

Wick, July, the ESPERANCE (lugger), of Dieppe, which sunk in the Pentland Frith, 28th July, was bound from Iceland to Dieppe, with codfish and oil: Cointrel, master. [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 3823).

(Classified as lugger, with cargo of codfish and oil: date of loss cited as 28 July 1872). Esperance: this vessel stranded at St John's Point, floated, then sank 300 yards off John O'Groats. Capt. Cointrel. Registration: Dieppe.
(Location of loss cited as N58 39.0 W3 4.33).
I G Whittaker 1998.

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Grid reference ND 38 73 (point)
Map sheet ND37SE
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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