DANIEL GRANT

DANIEL GRANT

Years Active: 1834-1841+
Vessel Type: Barque
Nationality: English
Struck an uncharted rock off Beauchêne Island, southernmost of the Falkland Islands, in August 1841. Rock subsequently named Mintay after the captain.

Main Use:

Cargo

Years Active:

1834-1841+

Power:

Sail

Built:

1834

Size:

293 Net tons

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Shoreham, Sussex, England
Main Use: Cargo
Built: 1834
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Shoreham, Sussex, England
Size: 293 Net tons
Letter to unknown recipient from Captain George Mintey, Port Louis, Falkland Islands, 22nd August 1841: “Sir, I beg to inform you that, on the morning of the 15th August, being on my passage from Liverpool bound for Lima, the ship DANIEL GRANT, under my command, struck on a sunken rock to the southward of Beauchêne Island, the compass and binnacle being washed away from the deck. As near as I could judge from the direction of the ship’s head, by a compass in the cabin, it bore S.S.W. distant about three miles and a half. The rock was not laid down in any of my charts; and I, therefore, trust you will have the goodness to transmit without delay, this information to the Commander-in-Chief, for the benefit of other Mariners. I remain &c. George Mintey” – Mintay Rock is now marked on all charts in more or less the position reported.
Letter to unknown recipient from Captain George Mintey, Port Louis, Falkland Islands, 22nd August 1841: “Sir, I beg to inform you that, on the morning of the 15th August, being on my passage from Liverpool bound for Lima, the ship DANIEL GRANT, under my command, struck on a sunken rock to the southward of Beauchêne Island, the compass and binnacle being washed away from the deck. As near as I could judge from the direction of the ship’s head, by a compass in the cabin, it bore S.S.W. distant about three miles and a half. The rock was not laid down in any of my charts; and I, therefore, trust you will have the goodness to transmit without delay, this information to the Commander-in-Chief, for the benefit of other Mariners. I remain &c. George Mintey” – Mintay Rock is now marked on all charts in more or less the position reported.

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