MHG48809 - Thomas Dryden: Huna, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • BRIG (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (04/05/2007 08:55:06)
ND37SE 8031 c. 379 733
N58 38.6 W3 4.2

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

Huna, 22nd March. `The THOMAS DRYDEN, Stanmers, from Shields to Dublin, got on shore near this place, yesterday, and has become a total wreck; crew saved.'
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9062, London, Monday March 27 1843.
NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7769).

(Classified as brig, with general cargo: date of loss cited as 21 March 1843). Thomas Dryden: this vessel stranded below John O'Groats House, Huna. Capt. Stanner.
Registration: North Shields. Built 1839. 266 tons burthern.
(Location of loss cited as N58 38.67 W3 5.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The classification, cargo and location of loss cited by Whittaker remain unverified. 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.
John o' Groats House (ND37SE 7.00) is at ND 3796 7339.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 June 2005.

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Grid reference Centred ND 379 733 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND37SE
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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