CHARLES ADAMS

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CHARLES ADAMS

Years Active: 1826-1837
Vessel Type: Full-rigged Ship
Full-rigged
Nationality: American
Destroyed by fire and sunk in March 1837 with 500 barrels of whale oil on board but no crew. Exact location of sinking unknown.

Main Use:

Whaling

Years Active:

1826-1837

Power:

Sail

Built:

1826

Size:

268 Net tons

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Warren, Maine, USA
Main Use: Whaling
Built: 1826
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Warren, Maine, USA
Size: 268 Net tons
The CHARLES ADAMS, was out of Stonington, Connecticut, with Captain Daniel Carew in command. According to reports she caught fire whilst no one was aboard and eventually sank. This extract from the ship’s logbook tells the tale: “Carew Master. Sailed 15th October 1836 from Stonington for Falkland Islands. At Falkland Islands 13th March 1837. One Right whale and one sperm whale. Burnt up at the Falkland Islands having caught fire in the absence of the crew. Had 500 barrels of oil on board. A total loss.”
The CHARLES ADAMS, was out of Stonington, Connecticut, with Captain Daniel Carew in command. According to reports she caught fire whilst no one was aboard and eventually sank. This extract from the ship’s logbook tells the tale: “Carew Master. Sailed 15th October 1836 from Stonington for Falkland Islands. At Falkland Islands 13th March 1837. One Right whale and one sperm whale. Burnt up at the Falkland Islands having caught fire in the absence of the crew. Had 500 barrels of oil on board. A total loss.”

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