AAR

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AAR

Vessel Type: Barque
Barque
In October 1859 the AAR, from Hamburg, foundered in the South Atlantic, probably whilst trying to round Cape Horn. Her crew were rescued.

Main Use:

Cargo

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Power:

Sail

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Main Use: Cargo
Power: Sail
Shortly before 14th October 1859 the Hamburg barque AAR, bound from Callao in Peru to Cork in Ireland, with a cargo of guano fertiliser, foundered at sea following the loss of her rudder. Her crew were saved by another barque from Hamburg, the ALLIANCE, which brought them to Stanley as they could not adequately feed them on board. This left the Falkland Islands to look after them and bear the cost of food and lodging. This state of affairs resulted in the manager of the Falkland Islands Company applying for the Consulship of Hamburg. At that time Hamburg, although part of the German Empire, was a free city state. Hamburg became the first German city to introduce marine insurance.
Shortly before 14th October 1859 the Hamburg barque AAR, bound from Callao in Peru to Cork in Ireland, with a cargo of guano fertiliser, foundered at sea following the loss of her rudder. Her crew were saved by another barque from Hamburg, the ALLIANCE, which brought them to Stanley as they could not adequately feed them on board. This left the Falkland Islands to look after them and bear the cost of food and lodging. This state of affairs resulted in the manager of the Falkland Islands Company applying for the Consulship of Hamburg. At that time Hamburg, although part of the German Empire, was a free city state. Hamburg became the first German city to introduce marine insurance.

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