MHG47517 - Victor And Louis: Huna, 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: (27/04/2007 14:39:36)
ND37SE 8027 c. 36 73
N58 38 W3 6

NLO: Duncansby Head [name: ND 406 733]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81]
Inner Sound [name centred NG 64 40].

Wick, 17th Mar., a French lugger, laden with fishing materials, got ashore at Huna, Pentland Firth, on the night of the 14th Mar.: the crew landed in safety: the cargo is being saved, but the vessel will probably break up: her name has not been as yet ascertained.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,693, London, Friday March 20 1874.

Wick, 19th Mar., the French lugger, wrecked in the Pentland firth, was the VICTOR & LOUIS, D 65, Claeysen, bound to Iceland.
Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,695, London, Monday March 23 1874.

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4100).

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), possibly suggesting that she was successfully recovered.
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), 8 September 2004.

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Grid reference Centred ND 36 73 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND37SE
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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