MHG49998 - Halls: St John's Point, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • BRIGANTINE (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (30/04/2007 12:44:49)
ND38SW 8038 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].

Huna, 19th Sept. The HALLS, of Perth, Hall, from Liverpool to a Baltic port, with 250 tons salt, got ashore upon St. John's Point in the Pentland Frith [Firth], this morning, and sunk in between 7 and 8 fathoms of water: crew saved: the vessel will no doubt be a total wreck.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,876, London, Thursday September 23 [1858].
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9540).

(Classified as brigantine, with cargo of salt: date of loss cited as 19 September 1858). Halls: this vessel stranded at St John's Point, near Huna.
Registration: Perth. Built 1850. 164nrt. Length: 25m. Beam: 6m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 39.67 W3 11.33).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The classification cited by Whittaker remains unverified, but 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), 1 November 2006.

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

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