MHG50046 - Vigilant: Latheronwheel Harbour, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SMACK (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (21/11/2006 15:20:19)
ND13SE 8004 c. 191 321
N58 16.2 W3 22.8

NLO: Latheronwheel [name: ND 190 325].

Wick, 29th Feb. The VIGILANT (smack), of Banff, Hay, from Lossiemouth to Thurso, was wrecked at the back of Latheron pier during the night of 26th Feb.: crew saved.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 14,327, London, Monday March 5 1860.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9828).

(Classified as smack: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 26 February 1860). Vigilant: this vessel was wrecked at the back of Latheron Pier. Capt. Hay.
Registration: Banff. Built 1819. 20grt. Length: 12m. Beam: 4m.
(location of loss cited as N58 16.25 W3 22.5).
I G Whittaker 1998.

'Latheron Pier' is presumably to be equated with Latheronwheel Harbour (ND13SE 63.00) at ND 1913 3212.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 November 2006.

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Grid reference Centred ND 190 320 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND13SE

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