HÉLÈNE BLUM

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HÉLÈNE BLUM

Years Active: 1901-1908
Vessel Type: Steel full-rigged Ship
Full-rigged
Nationality: French
Capsized and sank after striking Seal Rocks, Port William, East Falkland in May 1908. No lives lost.

Main Use:

Cargo

Years Active:

1901-1908

Power:

Sail

Built:

1901

Size:

2,632 Gross, 2,154 Net tons
85.83 x 13.41 x 6.89 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Chantiers Maritime de Bordeaux at Bordeaux, Gironde, France
Main Use: Cargo
Built: 1901
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Chantiers Maritime de Bordeaux at Bordeaux, Gironde, France
Size: 2,632 Gross, 2,154 Net tons
Dimensions: 85.83 x 13.41 x 6.89 metres
HÉLÈNE BLUM, Captain Grenais, was bound from Bristol to Stanley then to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, for orders. – Wrecked at the entrance of Port William. — In the June 1908 edition of the local Press: “On the evening of 26th of May, there occurred a most distressing wreck, on the Seal Rocks, but fortunately it was unattended by loss of life. Failing to find safe anchorage inside the heads, the Captain put his ship about, with the intention of waiting for daylight, but ran on the Seal Rocks. Telephonic communication with Stanley was instrumental in getting the SAMSON out, in record time, but too late to do anything for the doomed ship, which very shortly after the crew left her, capsized. The SAMSON met the ship’s boat making for Stanley, and brought the Captain and Crew, 26 all told, to safety, but a visit to the wreck showed that nothing could be done for her, and now, she has entirely disappeared. The Master and Crew left for Punta Arenas by the ORIANA on 3rd of June, for France.”
HÉLÈNE BLUM, Captain Grenais, was bound from Bristol to Stanley then to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, for orders. – Wrecked at the entrance of Port William. — In the June 1908 edition of the local Press: “On the evening of 26th of May, there occurred a most distressing wreck, on the Seal Rocks, but fortunately it was unattended by loss of life. Failing to find safe anchorage inside the heads, the Captain put his ship about, with the intention of waiting for daylight, but ran on the Seal Rocks. Telephonic communication with Stanley was instrumental in getting the SAMSON out, in record time, but too late to do anything for the doomed ship, which very shortly after the crew left her, capsized. The SAMSON met the ship’s boat making for Stanley, and brought the Captain and Crew, 26 all told, to safety, but a visit to the wreck showed that nothing could be done for her, and now, she has entirely disappeared. The Master and Crew left for Punta Arenas by the ORIANA on 3rd of June, for France.”

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