Hasselwood Rock visible as breaking waves to the north of Rockall
|Area||300 m2 (3,200 sq ft)|
|Highest elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
(Exclusive economic zone)
Position and characteristics
The rock is approximately 1 metre above low water, 13 metres in diameter, with an area of approximately 130 square metres. It is covered at high tide and in heavy seas, often only visible as breaking waves. There are no sources of fresh water on the rock, which is uninhabitable. The only other rocks in the area, those of Helen's Reef, are almost 2 kilometres to the north-east.
Expeditions and landings have not been reported. The geological composition is unknown.
On 28 June 1904, SS Norge, a Danish passenger liner, ran aground on Hasselwood Rock. Over 635 people died during the sinking, among them 225 Norwegians.
- G. S. Holland and R. A.Gardiner. The First Map of Rockall. The Geographic Journal, v.141, n.1 (March 1975). pp. 94-98.