MHG50047 - John Wesley: Duncansby, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (07/05/2007 10:44:22)
ND37SE 8036 c. 39 70
N58 37 W3 3

NLO: Ness of Duncansby [name: ND 389 738]
Duncansby Head [name: ND 405 733]
Skirza Head [name: ND 393 680]
Freswick Bay [name centred ND 384 675]
Skirza [name: ND 387 672].

Possibly on map sheets ND36NE or ND47SW.

Wick, 2nd Apl. The JOHN WESLEY (schr.), of Inverness, Jack, from London to Dumfries, with bone dust and super-phosphate, went on shore between Duncansby and Freswick yesterday, and is likely to become a total wreck: the vessel is quite submerged at high water, and there is little prospect of saving much of the cargo: crew saved.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 14,354, London, Thursday April 5 1860.

Wick, 4th Apl. The JOHN WESLEY, Jack, from London to Dumfries, which went on shore at Duncansby Head on the 1st Apl., has become a total wreck.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 14,355, London, Saturday April 7 1860.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9836).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of bone dust: date of loss cited as 1 April 1860). John Wesley: this vessel stranded between Stacks of Duncansby and Skirza Head. Capt. Jack.
Registration: inverness. Built 1855. 86 tons burthern. Length: 23m. Beam: 6m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 37.0 W3 2.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location and map sheet assigned to this record are essentially tentative.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 November 2006.

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Grid reference Centred ND 38 69 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND36NE
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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