ARMANTINE

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ARMANTINE

Vessel Type: Barque
Barque
Nationality: French
Wrecked at Cape Frehel in the north of East Falkland in August 1851 whilst carrying a cargo of valuable silks – later sold at a great profit.

Main Use:

Cargo

Years Active:

Power:

Sail

Built:

Size:

360 Net tons

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Main Use: Cargo
Power: Sail
Size: 360 Net tons
l’ARMANTINE, with Captain F. Estebe in charge, was 87 days out from Le Havre in France bound for Lima in Peru with a valuable general cargo when she was wrecked near the entrance to Salvador Waters on 26th August 1851. Valuable silks were found on the beach. The wreck of and her cargo were sold. Captain Bennett of the Barque ELIZA, recently returned [to London] from the Falklands, in an interview with Falkland Islands Company Directors, observed that Messers Dean and Williams had benefited largely by their purchase of the goods saved from the wreck of the ARMANTINE in which they had ‘invested £800’ and a portion of which were sold in Montevideo for £3,000, another portion of 50 valuable packages having been brought to the same market on a subsequent trip by Captain Bennett, and a considerable stock remaining for sale in the Islands.
l’ARMANTINE, with Captain F. Estebe in charge, was 87 days out from Le Havre in France bound for Lima in Peru with a valuable general cargo when she was wrecked near the entrance to Salvador Waters on 26th August 1851. Valuable silks were found on the beach. The wreck of and her cargo were sold. Captain Bennett of the Barque ELIZA, recently returned [to London] from the Falklands, in an interview with Falkland Islands Company Directors, observed that Messers Dean and Williams had benefited largely by their purchase of the goods saved from the wreck of the ARMANTINE in which they had ‘invested £800’ and a portion of which were sold in Montevideo for £3,000, another portion of 50 valuable packages having been brought to the same market on a subsequent trip by Captain Bennett, and a considerable stock remaining for sale in the Islands.

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