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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 759392

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NC05NE 8001 unlocated

NLO: Am Balg [name: NC 185 662].

See also NC16NW 8001.

Formerly entered as NC05NE 8409 at cited location NC 0852 5779 [N58 28 W5 17].

Quality of fix = PA

Horizontal Datum = UND

Circumstances of Loss Details


The sailing vessel MAJORKA was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

(No classification or cargo specified: date of loss cited as 14 August 1917). Majorka (possibly): found 18 August 1917.

(Location cited as N58 34.0 W5 13.67).

(Classified as iron [full-rigged] ship: no cargo cited, but former name cited as Clan Mackenzie, and date of loss as 14 August 1917). Majorka: this vessel was torpedoed by a submarine.

Registration: Drammen. Built 1882. 1684grt. Length: 77m. Beam: 12m.

(Alternative location cited as N58 28.0 W5 17.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. Ridley locates the wreck about 3 miles NW of Am Balg.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 7 October 2002.

G Ridley 1990.

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