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WEDDELL (Falkland Islands)

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:55 pm

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The WEDDELL was a carvel-built schooner, constructed of Sandy Point timber in 1940 by
Cia Doberti in Punta Arenas, Chile. She had a registered tonnage of 23.6 and was 44’7“
long. 45.5' x 14' x 6.5' (13.86m. x 4.26m. x 1.98m.) On February 1 1941, captained by Bill Radcliffe, she was registered in Stanley under “John Hamilton Ltd” and thence sailed to Weddell Island where Chris Bundes took over in charge. She was used mainly to transport sheep and wool around those islands which made up the Weddell Island group. At first, the WEDDELL had no engine and worked entirely under sail. In 1947 Duncan McRae took over as Captain and three years later, she was taken to Stanley to have her first engine installed. In 1976, after 35 years as the Weddell Island Farm boat, Bob Ferguson sailed her to Stanley where she was sold and gradually fell into disrepair. In June 1994, the WEDDELL was transported
down to the Stanley’s Canache where she now lies beached above the tide line near
Boxer Bridge.
(Falkland Islands 1998, 40 p. StG.821; 2020, £1.04, StG.?)
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