MHG49890 - Fortune: Caithness


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SMACK (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (03/10/2006 14:49:32)
ND35NE 8029 unlocated

NLO: Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81]
Lybster [name: ND 248 355].

Inverness, 31st May. The FORTUNE (smack), of and from this port, for Wick, foundered on the coast of Caithness on the 25th May: crew saved.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,850, London, Tuesday June 5 1855.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9126).

(Classified as smack: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 25 May 1855). Fortune: this vessel foundered off the coast off Caithness. Near Lybster? Pentland Firth?
Registration: Inverness. Built 1853. 17 tons burthern. Length: 11m. Beam: 3m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 30.0 W3 0.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is entirely arbitrary. It is unclear whether the loss occurred in the Pentland Firth or the North Sea.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 October 2006.

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