COSMOPOLITE

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COSMOPOLITE

Years Active: 1849-1864
Vessel Type: Barque
Barque
Nationality: English
Condemned as unseaworthy in December 1864 after diverting to Stanley from Staten Island because her cargo of coals had become “very much heated”.

Main Use:

Cargo

Years Active:

1849-1864

Power:

Sail

Built:

1849

Size:

294 Net tons
29.78 x 6.92 x 5.03 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; Official Number 24,379.
Main Use: Cargo
Built: 1849
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; Official Number 24,379.
Size: 294 Net tons
Dimensions: 29.78 x 6.92 x 5.03 metres
On 12th December 1864 COSMOPOLITE, captained by Edward Lightfoot, was 102 days out from Liverpool, England, bound for Valparaiso, Chile, with a crew of 13 and carrying a cargo of coal when it was noticed that the coal had become too hot. She headed for the Falklands and put into Stanley for the problem to be solved but was ultimately condemned. —- This event occurred during a period when there were no surviving Falkland Islands Company records and before any local press existed consequently fuller details are not to hand. —- This vessel should not be confused with the full-rigged Ship COSMOPOLITE, 1,069 Net tons, which was being repaired at Stanley between 26th February 1866 and 1st April 1866.
On 12th December 1864 COSMOPOLITE, captained by Edward Lightfoot, was 102 days out from Liverpool, England, bound for Valparaiso, Chile, with a crew of 13 and carrying a cargo of coal when it was noticed that the coal had become too hot. She headed for the Falklands and put into Stanley for the problem to be solved but was ultimately condemned. —- This event occurred during a period when there were no surviving Falkland Islands Company records and before any local press existed consequently fuller details are not to hand. —- This vessel should not be confused with the full-rigged Ship COSMOPOLITE, 1,069 Net tons, which was being repaired at Stanley between 26th February 1866 and 1st April 1866.

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