CARLETON

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CARLETON

Years Active: 1850-1855
Vessel Type: Full-rigged Ship
Full-rigged
Nationality: Welsh
Wrecked at Cape Carysfort, East Falkland whilst carrying coal from Swansea to Panama. Her crew of 21 survived and some settled in the Falklands.

Main Use:

Cargo

Years Active:

1850-1855

Power:

Sail

Built:

1850

Size:

758 Net tons
43.07 x 8.75 x 6.22 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

J. McLauchlan & Robert Stackhouse at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Main Use: Cargo
Built: 1850
Power: Sail
Design/Build: J. McLauchlan & Robert Stackhouse at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Size: 758 Net tons
Dimensions: 43.07 x 8.75 x 6.22 metres
CARLETON was 60 Days out from Swansea bound for Panama carrying coals, when she was wrecked on 9th August 1855 at 04:00 between Macbride Head and Volunteer point in East Falkland. Captain Williams stayed with his crew at the wreck until the 28 August 1855 when he came to Stanley leaving his mate & half the crew, in charge of the wreck. The Crew were 21 in number including the Captain. The local cutter FANNY (Capt. Beard), made a trip out to Cape Carysfort to ‘work’ the wreck of the CARLETON, returning to Stanley on 31st August 1855, full of the ship’s ‘cargo and apparel’. It seems that all the crew survived, indeed six: William Jones, the ship’s carpenter, from Carnarvon; seaman John Betts, from Norfolk; John Ross; José Frada, from Portugal; Andrew Williams, a Madeira man and Henry Bohlen settled in the Falklands. John Betts died on 9th August 1899. Built: Of pine, black birch and hackmatack, Official number 692.
CARLETON was 60 Days out from Swansea bound for Panama carrying coals, when she was wrecked on 9th August 1855 at 04:00 between Macbride Head and Volunteer point in East Falkland. Captain Williams stayed with his crew at the wreck until the 28 August 1855 when he came to Stanley leaving his mate & half the crew, in charge of the wreck. The Crew were 21 in number including the Captain. The local cutter FANNY (Capt. Beard), made a trip out to Cape Carysfort to ‘work’ the wreck of the CARLETON, returning to Stanley on 31st August 1855, full of the ship’s ‘cargo and apparel’. It seems that all the crew survived, indeed six: William Jones, the ship’s carpenter, from Carnarvon; seaman John Betts, from Norfolk; John Ross; José Frada, from Portugal; Andrew Williams, a Madeira man and Henry Bohlen settled in the Falklands. John Betts died on 9th August 1899. Built: Of pine, black birch and hackmatack, Official number 692.

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