MHG49925 - Bolette: St John's Point, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

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NMRS Report: (27/04/2007 14:36:10)
ND38SW 8034 c. 311 753
N58 39.6 W3 11.3

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

Dunnet, by Thurso, 18th Nov. The BALLATA? BOLETTE (schr.), of and for Dram, from Thurso, in ballast, struck on the rocks at St. John's Point, Pentland Frith, 16th Nov., and the next morning became a total wreck: crew saved.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,306, London, Friday November 21 1856.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9287).

(Classified as schooner, in ballast: date of loss cited as 15 November 1856). Bolette: this vessel stranded at St John's Point, Huna. Capt. Eger. Registration: Drammen.
(Location of loss cited as N58 39.5 W3 11.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The name cited by Whittaker is accepted.
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), 12 October 2006.

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Grid reference Centred ND 310 753 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND37NW

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