GOLDEN CHANCE

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GOLDEN CHANCE

Years Active: 1914-1960
Vessel Type: 2-masted steam drifter
Steam Drifter
Nationality: English
Beached in The Canache in Stanley Harbour in 1960 to become a total wreck.

Main Use:

Sealing Trade

Years Active:

1914-1960

Power:

Crabtree steam engine 2-cyl; 32 NHP making 9 knots

Built:

1914

Size:

85.22 Gross, 37.35 Net tons
25.60 x 5.94 x 2.99 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

John Chambers Ltd of Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
Main Use: Sealing Trade
Built: 1914
Power: Crabtree steam engine 2-cyl; 32 NHP making 9 knots
Design/Build: John Chambers Ltd of Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
Size: 85.22 Gross, 37.35 Net tons
Dimensions: 25.60 x 5.94 x 2.99 metres
15th February 1919, GOLDEN CHANCE, a hired drifter; Admiralty No. 1096; Lowestoft registration LT.371; Armament: 1 x 6 pounder; In service as net vessel. [Laying anti-submarine nets across harbour entrances] — 1941-1946 Employed as a barrage balloon boat / safety vessel. –Sold to the Colonial Development Corporation for the Falkland Islands sealing trade – She left for the Falklands, together with the PROTECTOR III. Each ship had a crew capacity of 13, but for crew economy, the plan was for PROTECTOR III to tow GOLDEN CHANCE to the Falklands. Officially she had to be towed because there were insufficient certificated deck and engineering officers on board to meet the requirements of the Board of Trade. This was a large saving on salaries and return passages to the UK — On 14th November 1949, she arrived in Stanley, after which little is known of her working life – Her Certificate of Registry was closed on 16th December 1960 with the annotation: Vessel beached and become derelict.
15th February 1919, GOLDEN CHANCE, a hired drifter; Admiralty No. 1096; Lowestoft registration LT.371; Armament: 1 x 6 pounder; In service as net vessel. [Laying anti-submarine nets across harbour entrances] — 1941-1946 Employed as a barrage balloon boat / safety vessel. –Sold to the Colonial Development Corporation for the Falkland Islands sealing trade – She left for the Falklands, together with the PROTECTOR III. Each ship had a crew capacity of 13, but for crew economy, the plan was for PROTECTOR III to tow GOLDEN CHANCE to the Falklands. Officially she had to be towed because there were insufficient certificated deck and engineering officers on board to meet the requirements of the Board of Trade. This was a large saving on salaries and return passages to the UK — On 14th November 1949, she arrived in Stanley, after which little is known of her working life – Her Certificate of Registry was closed on 16th December 1960 with the annotation: Vessel beached and become derelict.

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