COQUIMBANA

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COQUIMBANA

Years Active: 1863-1867
Vessel Type: 3-masted Barque
Barque
Nationality: Chilean
Grounded and wrecked on Tyssen Patch, Falkland Sound in May 1867 whilst heading for Bristol in England, after the captain made a wrong turn.

Main Use:

Cargo

Years Active:

1863-1867

Power:

Sail

Built:

1863

Size:

484 Net tons
41.48 x 8.72 x 5.58 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Robson at New Brunswick, Canada
Main Use: Cargo
Built: 1863
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Robson at New Brunswick, Canada
Size: 484 Net tons
Dimensions: 41.48 x 8.72 x 5.58 metres
The COQUIMBANA, with Captain Thomas Boden in command, was 41 days out from Valparaiso, Chile bound for Bristol in England, with a cargo of copper and barley. On 31st May 1867, Captain Boden, believing that he was to the East of the Falklands turned north and found himself in Falkland Sound. At 09:00, the wind was blowing heavily, with thick rain and snow squalls, when the ship grounded. Everyone managed to get off alive. The wreck and cargo were valued at £17,341. As she was sitting in a perilous position and could slide off at any moment, Captain Boden sold the vessel and cargo, by auction, to Captain Buena of the Schooner ESPORA for £690. Later a Governor’s Court, at the Insurance Company’s insistence, deemed the sale illegal. The vessel and cargo became the Insurance Company’s property. Captain Buena was awarded £250 as a recompence. The copper was unloaded from the COQUIMBANA with the help of Royal Navy divers.
The COQUIMBANA, with Captain Thomas Boden in command, was 41 days out from Valparaiso, Chile bound for Bristol in England, with a cargo of copper and barley. On 31st May 1867, Captain Boden, believing that he was to the East of the Falklands turned north and found himself in Falkland Sound. At 09:00, the wind was blowing heavily, with thick rain and snow squalls, when the ship grounded. Everyone managed to get off alive. The wreck and cargo were valued at £17,341. As she was sitting in a perilous position and could slide off at any moment, Captain Boden sold the vessel and cargo, by auction, to Captain Buena of the Schooner ESPORA for £690. Later a Governor’s Court, at the Insurance Company’s insistence, deemed the sale illegal. The vessel and cargo became the Insurance Company’s property. Captain Buena was awarded £250 as a recompence. The copper was unloaded from the COQUIMBANA with the help of Royal Navy divers.

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