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Nordale: Borgadalemore Point, North Channel

Steam Trawler (20th Century)

Site Name Nordale: Borgadalemore Point, North Channel

Classification Steam Trawler (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Johannesburg; Bordigal Point; Borgadale Point; Bargadelmore Point; Borgadale Point; Mull Of Kintyre Lighthouse; Irish Sea; Nordale

Canmore ID 102658

Site Number NR60NW 8001

NGR NR 63199 05763

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/102658

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Maritime - Argyll And Bute
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NR60NW 8001 6316 0576

N55 17.3333 W5 43.8

NLO: Borgadalemore Point [name: NR 632 059]

Mull of Kintyre [name: NR 612 058].

Formerly entered as NR60NW 9289.

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

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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.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse (NR50NE 2.00) is at NR 58740 08412.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 February 2004.

Activities

Loss (12 January 1942)

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.

Note (25 February 2004)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse (NR50NE 2.00) is at NR 58740 08412.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 February 2004.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 1774

Name : NORDALE (EX. JOHANNESBURG)

Latitude : 551720

Longitude : 54348

Date Built : 1903

Registration : SCARBOROUGH

Type : STEAM TRAWLER(STEEL)

Tonnage : 181

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 33

Beam : 6

Draught : 3m

Position : Exact Position

Loss Day : 12

Loss Month : 1

Loss Year : 1942

Comment : Stranded at Borgadale Point.. (FLEETWOOD reg?)

Reference (19 April 2012)

UKHO Identifier : 003872

Feature Class : Wreck

State : DEAD

Classification : Unclassified

Position (Lat/long) : 55.28889,-5.73000

Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)

WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 55.28888,-5.73104

WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)

Position Quality : Unreliable

Depth Quality : Depth unknown

Water Depth : 19

Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide

Name : NORDALE

Type : S TRAWLER

Flag : BRITISH

Length : 33.2

Beam : 6.5

Draught : 3.4

Tonnage : 181

Tonnage Type : Gross

Date Sunk : 15/01/1942

Bottom Texture : Rock

Contact Description : Notable debris

Original Sensor : None reported

Original Detection Year : 1974

Original Source : Other

Circumstances of Loss : **EX-JOHANNESBURG '33. BUILT IN 1903 BY COOK, WELTON & GEMMEL, BEVERLEY. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY BOSTON DEEP SEA FISHING & ICE COMPANY. ONE BOILER, TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINE OF 45NHP, SINGLE SHAFT. (SIBI).

Surveying Details : **H1287/74 30.10.74 WRECKAGE FROM TRAWLER 'NORDALE' LIES SCATTERED ON AND AROUND OUTCROP OF ROCK IN 551721N, 054348W. (G MC CALLUM, 27.10.74). NCA.

**H2885/83 7.8.85 NOTHING SEEN DURING SONAR SEARCH AND BOAT INVESTIGATION. ASSUME WK HAS COMPLETELY DISPERSED AND NO LONGER EXISTS. (HMS BULLDOG, HI 165A). NCA.

Charting Comments : POSN FOR FILING ONLY

Date Last Amended : 15/03/2006

Desk Based Assessment (27 November 2014)

The Nordale was built in 1903 by Cook, Welton & Gemmel, Beverley (HO Identifier 3872). The wreck is recorded as dead.

Information from Sally Evans (Cotswold Archaeology), 27/11/2014.

Project (October 2014 - April 2015)

The maritime archaeology of the Clyde has been identified as a focus for a major study of human interaction with the river through time by the RCAHMS following on from recommendations by the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF). Source to

Sea has been developed as the long-term research programme, of which the research into human connections with the River Clyde forms part. This project has comprised a study of the surviving shipwreck heritage of Clyde-built vessels lost within the Clyde estuary and Firth of Clyde.

This project has collated information from a range of sources and has enhanced knowledge of Clyde-built wrecks within the Clyde. In particular information from recreational divers has proved invaluable and has been the source of detailed information about the current condition of many Clyde-built wrecks, useful for on-going management. A number of wrecks previously recorded as of unknown identity in the RCAHMS database were positively identified during the project and more accurate positional information was established for a number of other wrecks. Additionally, the project identified a potentially significant wreck (Margaret Niven) the remains of which were not previously recorded. This project has also identified a number of other potentially significant wrecks within the Clyde, which reflect both its unique contributions to world-wide shipbuilding and local connections. These wrecks include paddle steamers (Lapwing and Princess of Wales), Clyde Puffers (e.g. Margaret Niven), steam-yachts with military connections (HMS Breda), a dredger (Greenock) and an 18th-century West Indiaman (Lady Margaret). Numerous other wrecks have been identified by this project, and all display some degree of significance.

Information from Sally Evans (Cotswold Archaeology) April 2015

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