FLYING CLOUD

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FLYING CLOUD

Years Active: 1851-1856
Vessel Type: Schooner
Schooner
Nationality: American
Ran aground near Fox Bay, West Falkland in January 1856 under the command of Captain Hidden. Efforts to refloat her failed and she “went to pieces”.

Main Use:

Whaler

Years Active:

1851-1856

Power:

Sail

Built:

1851

Size:

100 Net tons

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Main Use: Whaler
Built: 1851
Power: Sail
Size: 100 Net tons
After FLYING CLOUD had grounded in Fox Bay, two local vessels attempted a rescue. The schooner MALVINA (Clayton), 30 tons, and the cutter FANNY (Cairncross), seven tons, left Stanley for West Falkland in March 1856, in an effort to ‘get’ the stricken vessel. They did succeed in pulling FLYING CLOUD off the rocks but she soon became stuck again, so they left her and returned to Stanley, arriving there on 26th March 1856. On 9th April, MALVINA again sailed for Fox Bay to see how the FLYING CLOUD was. Her crew reported she had “gone to pieces”. Her home port was Stonington, Connecticut, USA and in July 1853 it was reported there that she had sailed for South Shetlands with a ship’s Master Hidden in charge but had not returned.
After FLYING CLOUD had grounded in Fox Bay, two local vessels attempted a rescue. The schooner MALVINA (Clayton), 30 tons, and the cutter FANNY (Cairncross), seven tons, left Stanley for West Falkland in March 1856, in an effort to ‘get’ the stricken vessel. They did succeed in pulling FLYING CLOUD off the rocks but she soon became stuck again, so they left her and returned to Stanley, arriving there on 26th March 1856. On 9th April, MALVINA again sailed for Fox Bay to see how the FLYING CLOUD was. Her crew reported she had “gone to pieces”. Her home port was Stonington, Connecticut, USA and in July 1853 it was reported there that she had sailed for South Shetlands with a ship’s Master Hidden in charge but had not returned.

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