CLARENCE S. BEMENT

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CLARENCE S. BEMENT

Years Active: 1884-1903
Vessel Type: 3-masted full-rigged Ship
Full-rigged
Nationality: American
Having caught fire and ‘burned out’ in December 1903, it’s iron hull remained at anchor in Falkland Sound for months before sinking during a storm.

Main Use:

Cargo

Years Active:

1884-1903

Power:

Sail

Built:

1884

Size:

1,999 Gross, 1,727 Net tons
79.22 x 12.37 x 7.19 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

American Shipbuilding Company at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Main Use: Cargo
Built: 1884
Power: Sail
Design/Build: American Shipbuilding Company at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Size: 1,999 Gross, 1,727 Net tons
Dimensions: 79.22 x 12.37 x 7.19 metres
The CLARENCE S. BEMENT caught fire on Christmas Eve 1903. As she attempted to make Fox Bay, still burning, her Master ordered the boats to be prepared and provisioned. The anchors were then let go and the crew abandoned ship. The fire continued to burn and the deck and masts all soon succumbed to the flames but the vessel did not sink, riding at anchor for several months before sinking in a gale. The crew made for Port Edgar but finding no one there, pulled round to Fox Bay, arriving there on Christmas Day morning, where they stayed until the local schooner HORNET arrived to take them round to Stanley. The still floating iron hull of the CLARENCE S. BEMENT was sold and was to be towed to Chile. However, in August 1904, upon the arrival of the towing steamer LOVART, from Chile, the hull had gone, sunk earlier during a southerly gale. The location was about three miles East of Port Edgar, West Falkland, in Falkland Sound.
The CLARENCE S. BEMENT caught fire on Christmas Eve 1903. As she attempted to make Fox Bay, still burning, her Master ordered the boats to be prepared and provisioned. The anchors were then let go and the crew abandoned ship. The fire continued to burn and the deck and masts all soon succumbed to the flames but the vessel did not sink, riding at anchor for several months before sinking in a gale. The crew made for Port Edgar but finding no one there, pulled round to Fox Bay, arriving there on Christmas Day morning, where they stayed until the local schooner HORNET arrived to take them round to Stanley. The still floating iron hull of the CLARENCE S. BEMENT was sold and was to be towed to Chile. However, in August 1904, upon the arrival of the towing steamer LOVART, from Chile, the hull had gone, sunk earlier during a southerly gale. The location was about three miles East of Port Edgar, West Falkland, in Falkland Sound.

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