BERTHA

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BERTHA

Years Active: 1862-1892
Vessel Type: 3-masted Iron Barque
Clipper Barque
Nationality: Danish
Ran aground near the entrance to Choiseul Sound, north of Fox Point, East Falkland, in October 1892 after being severely damaged rounding Cape Horn.

Main Use:

Cargo

Years Active:

1862-1892

Power:

Sail

Built:

1862

Size:

499 Gross, 482 Net tons
42.28 x 7.99 x 5.21 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Robert Steele & Co. Cartsburn Yard, Greenock, Scotland.
Main Use: Cargo
Built: 1862
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Robert Steele & Co. Cartsburn Yard, Greenock, Scotland.
Size: 499 Gross, 482 Net tons
Dimensions: 42.28 x 7.99 x 5.21 metres
On 11th October 1892, after severe damage to masts, sails and bulwarks, BERTHA (Capt. Soren Hansen) ran aground on what is now known as Bertha’s Beach. The local press reported: “BERTHA experienced heavy gales near Cape Horn, a tremendous sea struck the ship, bringing her on her beam ends, the mizenmast had to be cut away and port bulwarks had given way, the upper shear strake started, the starboard bulwarks were damaged, and a boat completely stove in. The cabin and deck house had filled with water damaging the provisions; some cargo was jettisoned to lighten the vessel.” A.K.A: 1862-1873 SILVERCRAIG; 1873-1888 MARIANNE; 1888-1889 ELBE; 1889-1892 BERTHA.
On 11th October 1892, after severe damage to masts, sails and bulwarks, BERTHA (Capt. Soren Hansen) ran aground on what is now known as Bertha’s Beach. The local press reported: “BERTHA experienced heavy gales near Cape Horn, a tremendous sea struck the ship, bringing her on her beam ends, the mizenmast had to be cut away and port bulwarks had given way, the upper shear strake started, the starboard bulwarks were damaged, and a boat completely stove in. The cabin and deck house had filled with water damaging the provisions; some cargo was jettisoned to lighten the vessel.” A.K.A: 1862-1873 SILVERCRAIG; 1873-1888 MARIANNE; 1888-1889 ELBE; 1889-1892 BERTHA.

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