AMOY

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AMOY

Years Active: 1863-1889
Vessel Type: Iron full-rigged ship
Full-rigged
Nationality: Scottish
Driven ashore at Point William (now Mengeary Point) in October 1889 during foul weather and totally wrecked. Vessel and cargo sold for less than £40.

Main Use:

Cargo

Years Active:

1863-1889

Power:

Sail

Built:

1863

Size:

994 Gross tons
63.92 x 9.88 x 6.52 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Barclay, Curle & Co. Whiteinch, Glasgow, Scotland, O.N. 45,960
Main Use: Cargo
Built: 1863
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Barclay, Curle & Co. Whiteinch, Glasgow, Scotland, O.N. 45,960
Size: 994 Gross tons
Dimensions: 63.92 x 9.88 x 6.52 metres
On 30th October 1889, the AMOY of Glasgow, from Paranaguá, Brazil, for Valparaiso, Chile, with a cargo of yerba maté, was coming in to Stanley for provisions and water. She became unmanageable in the foul conditions, striking Mengeary Point and becoming a total wreck. The Crew was safely landed in Stanley where the Master was acquitted at an inquiry. They left there for Montevideo in the mail steamer KARNAK. The Falkland Islands Co. advertised for a vessel, and crew to work the wreck for salvage, but no offers were made due to the dangerous position AMOY was in. The vessel and cargo was auctioned raising £36-2-0d. Aided by two days of uncommonly fine weather, the buyer succeeded in saving some spars and sails but not much more as she had fallen over on her beam ends and was likely to break up or slip into deep water at any moment. A.K.A: 1863-1882 CITY OF AMOY; 1882-1889 AMOY also known locally as ‘the Maté wreck’. Note: The AMOY was NOT wrecked in 1872 as widely reported.
On 30th October 1889, the AMOY of Glasgow, from Paranaguá, Brazil, for Valparaiso, Chile, with a cargo of yerba maté, was coming in to Stanley for provisions and water. She became unmanageable in the foul conditions, striking Mengeary Point and becoming a total wreck. The Crew was safely landed in Stanley where the Master was acquitted at an inquiry. They left there for Montevideo in the mail steamer KARNAK. The Falkland Islands Co. advertised for a vessel, and crew to work the wreck for salvage, but no offers were made due to the dangerous position AMOY was in. The vessel and cargo was auctioned raising £36-2-0d. Aided by two days of uncommonly fine weather, the buyer succeeded in saving some spars and sails but not much more as she had fallen over on her beam ends and was likely to break up or slip into deep water at any moment. A.K.A: 1863-1882 CITY OF AMOY; 1882-1889 AMOY also known locally as ‘the Maté wreck’. Note: The AMOY was NOT wrecked in 1872 as widely reported.

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