MHG50001 - Henry Porcher: Pennyland, Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth

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  • WRECK (Undated)

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  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (08/05/2007 12:49:20)
ND16NW 8051 c. 108 692
N58 36.1 W3 32.1

NLO: Thurso [name: ND 115 687]
Thurso Bay [name centred ND 115 699]
Pennyland [name centred ND 107 687]
Scrabster [name: ND 102 702]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND17SW.

See also ND17SW 8039.

Wick, 8th Oct. The HENRY PORCHER, of Grangemouth, (late Simpson, who committed suicide on the voyage) from Quebec, was driven on shore on the rocks at Pennyland on the 7th Oct., has her main and mizenmasts cut away, & will become a total wreck: the cargo (timber) will be almost saved. The SAUCY JACK (sloop) of Thurso, with coals, was stranded on the Island below Scrabster House on the same day: it is doubtful whether she can be got off.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,892, London, Tuesday October 12 1858.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9558).

(Classified as barque, with cargo of timber: date of loss of loss cited as 7 October 1858). Henry Porcher: this vessel stranded on rocks at Pennyland, Pentland Firth. Registration: Grangemouth. 485 tons register.
Registration: Liverpool. Built 1844. 148 [tons unspecified].
(Location of loss cited as N58 36.08 W3 31.75).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.
The classification cited by Whittaker remains unverified, but is accepted.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 November 2006.




<1> RCAHMS, 02/2008, Annual update from Canmore, 284178 (Dataset). SHG24123.

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Grid reference Centred ND 107 692 (20m by 20m)
Map sheet ND16NW

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