MHG49978 - Favourite: Duncansby Head, Pentland Firth


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  • WRECK (Undated)
  • CRAFT (Unknown date)

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NMRS Report: (04/05/2007 10:39:55)
ND47SW 8027 c. 405 733
N58 38.6 W3 1.5

NLO: Ness of Duncansby [name: ND 389 738]
Duncansby Head [name: ND 405 733]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Dunnet, by Thurso, 21st May. The FAVOURITE, McHardy, of and from Aberdeen, for the Kooria Mooria Islands, in ballast, got ashore on Duncansby Head yesterday: where she now lies full of water, and will probably be a total wreck: sails, rigging and stores landed.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,462, London, Monday May 25 1857.

Wick, 19th June. The FAVOURITE, McHardy, of and from Aberdeen, to Kooria Mooria, in ballast, which got on Duncansby Head on 20th May, and filled, has been sold, and is being broken up.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,488, London, Wednesday June 24 1857.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9387).

(No classification specified: cargo cited as ballast, and date of loss as 20 May 1857). Favourite: this vessel stranded at Duncansby Head, was sold and broken up. Capt. McHardy. Registration: Aberdeen.
(Location of loss cited as N58 38.5 W3 2.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

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Grid reference Centred ND 405 733 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND47SW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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