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Date 12 January 1942

Event ID 573128

Category Documentary Reference

Type Loss


Steam Trawler NORDALE, 180 ton, of Scarborough, master Harold Wood. Bound from Fleetwood to fishing grounds off Ireland. Lost 12 Jan 1942, 6.20am BST. Bordigal Point, (Borgadale/Bargadelmore Point) 7 miles from Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse. Wind south east, strong breeze. 8 persons saved, 5 lost. Cause of wreck, Light not seen nor fog signal heard.

[Contemporary] source: Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse.

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Surveying Details


30 October 1974. The wreckage from the trawler NORDALE lies scattered on and around an outcrop of rock in this position.

Report by G Mc Callum, 27 October 1974.

7 August 1985. Nothing was seen during a sonar search and boat party investigation of the area. It is assumed that the wreck has completely dispersed and no longer exists.

Report by HMS BULLDOG.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

(Classified as steel, steam trawler: former name cited as Johannesburg, and date of loss as 12 January 1942). Nordale: this vessel stranded at Borgadale [Borgadalemore] Point. (Fleetwood registered?)

Registration: Scarborough. Built 1903. 181grt. Length: 33m. Beam: 6m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 17.33 W5 43.80).

I G Whittaker 1998.

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