MHG48744 - Lavinia: Atlantic


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SMACK (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (03/11/2006 14:46:14)
NC27NE 8022 unlocated

NLO: Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Stromness, 28th Sept. `The LAVINIA, from Castlehill to Glasgow, was abandoned off Cape Wrath this morning, in a sinking state.'
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 7982, London, Monday October 7 1839.
NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7488).

(Classified as smack, with cargo of flagstones: date of loss cited as 25 September 1839). Lavinia: this vessel was abandoned, sinking, off Cape Wrath. Capt. Jenkins.
Registration: Inverness. Built 1839. 45 tons burthern. Length: 13m. Beam: 5m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 50.0 W5 10.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. It remains unclear where and whether the vessel foundered or was (less probably) driven ashore.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 8 September 2005.

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