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The Nore is a sandbank at the mouth of the Thames Estuary, England. It marks the point where the River Thames meets the North Sea, roughly halfway between Havengore Creek in Essex and Warden Point in Kent.

Until 1964 it marked the seaward limit of the Port of London Authority. As the sandbank was a major hazard for shipping coming in and out of London, in 1732 it received the world's first lightship. This became a major landmark, and was used as an assembly point for shipping. Today it is marked by Sea Reach No. 1 Buoy.

The Nore gives its name to the anchorage, or open roadstead, used by the Royal Navy's North Sea Fleet, and to the RN Command based there. It was the site of a notorious mutiny in 1797.

Nore (disambiguation)

Nore may refer to:

  • Nore, a sandbank in the Thames Estuary
    • Nore Command a former major operational command of the Royal Navy
    • Nore Mutiny by Royal Navy sailors in 1797
  • River Nore, in Ireland
  • Nore Township, Minnesota
  • Nore (Norway), a village in Buskerud
  • Nursu, Azerbaijan, formerly called Nore
  • Nore, Sweden, a village in Gävleborg
  • Pic de Nore, a mountain in the south of France
  • N.O.R.E., a rapper formerly known as Noreaga
  • Arne Nore (born 1946), Norewgian businessman
  • N.O.R.E. (album) (1998), by Noreaga

Usage examples of "nore".

It was five nights later, in fact, that Will and Sam saw the ship again, after Biter had limped to the Nore and then been towed by dockyard pull boats up to Deptford.

With ponderous care, de Nore let Gorony pour wine from the cruet into his great, jewelled chalice, then blessed the water and added but a few drops.

Nore turned briefly to hand tray and cruets to the waiting Father Gorony, who took them back to the altar.

The mutinies at the Nore and Spithead had brought better conditions for the Navy and he had never heard any murmurs of discontent since then.

That is a great crowd of shipping lies at tha Nore and balow Grevesand.

In lonely lighthouses beyond the Nore, In English country houses crammed with Jews, Men still will study, spell, perpend and pore And read the Illustrated London News.

I gave her a felt pen that would write boldly and blackly on the photographic paper, and dictated the words for her, saying that this man had called at the house of Philip Nore posing as a tax assessor on Friday, November 27th.

The capstan turned, the fiddle squeaked, the temporary ladies hurried ashore, and the Nore light faded astern: the frigate stood for the North Foreland with a favourable tide and a quartering wind.

As they came out into the desolation of the scrap heaps, the last traces of fog had disappeared and a steady breeze came up the river, fresh and salty from the Nore.

But this was not all: even before the small bower was fished, the jib, forestaysail and foretopgallant had appeared and the frigate was moving faster and faster through the water, heading almost straight for the Nore light.