BADEN POWELL

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BADEN POWELL

Years Active: 1900-1907
Vessel Type: 2-Masted Schooner
Schooner
Nationality: Canadian
Sank off Elephant Jason Island, Jason Islands, West Falkland whilst illegally hunting seals in November 1907. Crew marooned on the island for 10 days.

Main Use:

Sealing

Years Active:

1900-1907

Power:

Sail

Built:

1900

Size:

94 Net tons

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Main Use: Sealing
Built: 1900
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 94 Net tons
BADEN POWELL left Halifax, Nova Scotia in September 1907, arriving at the Falklands in October 1907. – They hunted with boats, two men to each. – In November 1907, they anchored in a gulch on the north side of Elephant Jason Island, the Mate sure the anchorage was safe. The wind arose from the North and the ship dragged onto a large rock and started to break up. The Crew jumped onto this rock, passed food, guns and the boats across and hauled these up the cliff. She sank in deep water. — The suspicion that she was hunting illegally, increased when her logbook washed ashore near Stanley. It provided confirmation but not enough for prosecution. — The Crew stayed on the Island for ten days then rowed to Pebble Island in two days. They remained over Christmas, helping with the farm work. The Crew was taken to Stanley in the Pebble Island Yawl RICHARD WILLIAMS. — Most of the Crew arrived in Liverpool on 1st February 1908 aboard the P.S.N.C. steamer ORISSA, though two settled in Stanley.
BADEN POWELL left Halifax, Nova Scotia in September 1907, arriving at the Falklands in October 1907. – They hunted with boats, two men to each. – In November 1907, they anchored in a gulch on the north side of Elephant Jason Island, the Mate sure the anchorage was safe. The wind arose from the North and the ship dragged onto a large rock and started to break up. The Crew jumped onto this rock, passed food, guns and the boats across and hauled these up the cliff. She sank in deep water. — The suspicion that she was hunting illegally, increased when her logbook washed ashore near Stanley. It provided confirmation but not enough for prosecution. — The Crew stayed on the Island for ten days then rowed to Pebble Island in two days. They remained over Christmas, helping with the farm work. The Crew was taken to Stanley in the Pebble Island Yawl RICHARD WILLIAMS. — Most of the Crew arrived in Liverpool on 1st February 1908 aboard the P.S.N.C. steamer ORISSA, though two settled in Stanley.

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