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GARLAND saiing vessel 1865

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GARLAND saiing vessel 1865

Postby aukepalmhof » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:15 pm

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Built under yard no 12 as a three-masted barque rigged iron-hulled sailing cargo vessel by R &J Evans, Liverpool for Johnston & Co, Liverpool.
01 February 1865 launched as the GARLAND.
Tonnage 599 grt, dim. 52.12 x 8.44 x 5.43m.
Maiden voyage under command of Capt. J. Jenknan, she was mostly used in the trade between Europe to South America.
L.R. 1871 – 72 gives she is still under command of Jenknan and underway from Liverpool to South America.
Later, (year unknown) sold to J.H. Walmsley, not renamed.
Then to an unknown owner in Chile, not renamed.
1900 Arrived in Port Stanley were she was condemned.

A three-masted, 599-tonne steel barque built in Liverpool in 1865, GARLAND put into
Stanley on 6th March 1900, under command of Captain H Meyer, together with a crew
of 16, while on passage from Hamburg to Talcahuano, Chile. Spillage from jars of acid
amongst the cargo had caused extensive damage to her bottom plates and she was
subsequently condemned. In September 1910 GARLAND was towed by the tug SAMSON
to Darwin Harbour in connection with the canning plant. By 1912 she was being used at
Goose Green to store coal from the Gaito. In October 1919 her owners, the Falkland
Islands Company reported that she had become useless as a hulk. Three years later
she broke her moorings and came to rest, where she lies today, on the eastern shore of
Darwin Harbour across the water from Goose Green. In October 1966 divers discovered
the figurehead which had long since fallen off and lay covered in silt. It was brought to
Stanley and restored by the then Museum Curator, John Smith. Today the GARLAND’s
figurehead is proudly on display in Stanley’s Dockyard Museum. It depicts a young
woman dressed in white and holding a GARLAND of golden flowers. Unfortunately, the
head is missing.

Source: Various Lloyds Registers and internet. Falkland Islands Post.
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