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Majorka [possibly]: Atlantic

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

Site Name Majorka [possibly]: Atlantic

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

Alternative Name(s) Clan Mackenzie; Cape Wrath; Majorka; Majorka (Possibly)

Canmore ID 101954

Site Number NC16NW 8001

NGR NC 12222 68922

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

NC16NW 8001 1229 6876

N58 34 W5 13.66

NLO: Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750].

See also NC05NE 8001.

Quality of fix = PA

Evidence = Estimated

Horizontal Datum = OGB

General water depth = 50

Circumstances of Loss Details

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

Surveying Details

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18 August 1917. The wreck's position is given as 58 34N, 005 13 40W. One mast is showing 1.8 metres at low water. The vessel is also reported 8 mile SW of Cape Wrath, which plots to 58 28 00N, 005 17 00W.

13 August 1984. The wreck was not found.

Report by Land & Marine.

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 location assigned to this record falls about 15km WSW of Cape Wrath.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 June 2008.

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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 919

Name : MAJORKA (POSSIBLY)

Latitude : 583400

Longitude : 51340

Position : Position Approximate

Loss Day : 14

Loss Month : 8

Loss Year : 1917

Comment : Found 18-8-1917

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 000811

Feature Class : Wreck

Wreck Category : Non-dangerous wreck

State : LIVE

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 58.56806,-5.22917

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 58.56764,-5.23044

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Previous Position : 58.56667,-5.22778

Position Quality : Precisely known

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 50

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : MAJORKA

Type : SV

Flag : NORWEGIAN

Length : 78.9

Beam : 11.6

Draught : 7.0

Shadow Height : 2.0

Tonnage : 1684

Tonnage Type : Gross

Date Sunk : 14/08/1917

Contact Description : Entire wreck

Original Sensor : Observed Sinking

Last Sensor : Diver Sighting

Original Detection Year : 1917

Last Detection Year : 1999

Original Source : Other

Last Source : Divers

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 : **H5029/17 18.8.17 1 MAST SHOWING 6FT AT LW IN 583400N, 051340W. (AUTHORITY NOT STATED) - FNM 526/17.

**18.8.17 ALSO REPORTED 8 MILES SW OF CAPE WRATH. (AUTHORITY NOT STATED). PLOTS IN 582800N, 051700W.

**H6997/29 11.29 AMEND TO DW. (AUTHORITY NOT STATED). BR STD.

**2.7.74 AMENDED TO WK USC PA 15MTRS. (TONNAGE KNOWN). NC 2635.

**H1270/81 14.1.81 AMENDED TO WK USC PA 30MTRS (USC DEPTH RE-ASSESSED). BR STD.

**H2883/83 13.8.84 NOT FOUND. (LAND & MARINE, HI 159). AMENDED DEAD. BR STD.

**HH100/351/13 5.10.98 WK HAS BEEN LOCATED IN 583405.2N, 051344.8W [OGB]. BELL HAS BEEN RECOVERED. (AUTHORITY NOT STATED). INS AS NDW. BR STD.

POSITIONS BELOW THIS POINT ARE IN DEGREES, MINUTES AND DECIMALS OF A MINUTE

**HH100/351/14 5.8.99 DIVED IN 5834.089N, 0513.745W [WGD] USING GPS. ALMOST TOTALLY FLAT TO THE SEABED. RISES ONLY 2MTRS. E/S CONTACT IS POOR AND POSN ONLY GIVEN BY PROFUSE FISH LIFE. LIES IN 54MTRS. (J LEIGH/B HUMBY, LTD DTD 24.7.99). NCA.

General Comments : HEIGHT BY DIVER, ALMOST TOTALLY FLAT TO SEABED

Chart Symbol : NDW

Date Last Amended : 06/10/1998

Date Position Last Amended : 06/10/1998

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