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Majorka: North Minch

Sailing Vessel (By Form/type) (20th Century), Ship (20th Century)

Site Name Majorka: North Minch

Classification Sailing Vessel (By Form/type) (20th Century), Ship (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Clan Mackenzie; Am Balg; Majorka; Majorka (Ex. Clan Mackenzie)

Canmore ID 101903

Site Number NC05NE 8001

NGR NC 08521 57794

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Maritime - Highland
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

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

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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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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 918

Name : MAJORKA (EX. CLAN MACKENZIE)

Latitude : 582800

Longitude : 51700

Date Built : 1882

Registration : DRAMMEN

Type : SHIP (IRON)

Tonnage : 1684

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 77

Beam : 12

Draught : 7m

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 14

Loss Month : 8

Loss Year : 1917

Comment : Torped by sub

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 000807

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Dangerous wreck

State : DEAD

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 58.46667,-5.28333

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 58.46625,-5.28460

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Previous Position : 58.46667,-5.28333

Position Quality : Approximate

Depth : 15.0

Depth Quality : Least depth unknown, safe clearance at value shown

Water Depth : 69

Water Level Effect : Always under water/submerged

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : MAJORKA

Type : SV

Flag : NORWEGIAN

Length : 78.9

Beam : 11.6

Draught : 7.0

Tonnage : 1684

Tonnage Type : Gross

Date Sunk : 14/08/1917

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : None reported

Original Detection Year : 1917

Original Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **BUILT IN 1882 BY R DUNCAN & CO. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY K BRUUSGAARD. TORPEDOED AND SUNK BY A GERMAN SUBMARINE. (DODS & WW1SL).

Surveying Details : **22.3.19 WK [OLD SYMBOL] PA (1917) IN 582800N, 051700W. (AUTHORITY NOT STATED) BA 2386 & 2635.

**??.11.29 NOW CHARTED AS NDW PA. BA 2236.

**2.7.74 NOW CHARTED AS WK USC PA 15MTRS (8FMS). (TONNAGE KNOWN). NC 2635 (STS FOR PA).

**H1270/81 14.1.81 [811] IDENTIFIED AS MAJORKA. AMEND DEAD. BR STD.

Chart Symbol : WK USC PA 15.0

Date Last Amended : 01/03/2011

Date Position Last Amended : 01/03/2011

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