ISABELLA

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ISABELLA

Years Active: c1801-1813
Vessel Type: Full-rigged Ship
Full-rigged
Nationality: British
Ran aground on Eagle Island, FI, 8th Feb 1813, Everyone rescued by American whaler which was seized by the British because the US and UK were at war.

Main Use:

Cargo and Passenger

Years Active:

c1801-1813

Power:

Sail

Built:

c1801

Size:

193 Net tons
On 8th February 1813 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Venice, Italy
Main Use: Cargo and Passenger
Built: c1801
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Venice, Italy
Size: 193 Net tons
Dimensions: On 8th February 1813 metres
Formerly Italian owned, named LA PERLA, ISABELLA, Captain Higton, left Sydney, Australia for London on 4th December 1812. The shipwrecked passengers and crew were discovered, and helped, by Captain Charles Barnard of the American whaler NANINA. Barnard was unaware that the British and America were at war, the British seizing his ship as a prize, and shamefully marooning Barnard and four others on New Island until 29th November 1814. — The ISABELLA passengers, plus the newly born and first recorded Falkland Islander, Elizabeth Providence Durie, left Speedwell Island aboard HMS NANCY on 27th July 1813 bound for Rio de Janeiro. – The Isabella story is well covered, from both sides, in these contemporary books: “Marooned” by Captain Barnard [of the NANINA] edited by Bertha S. Dodge; “Memoires of Joseph Holt” by himself (pages 320-329) [passenger on the ISABELLA]. [There are modern books about the ISABELLA, well worth the read, but most of their content is included in the books mentioned.]
Formerly Italian owned, named LA PERLA, ISABELLA, Captain Higton, left Sydney, Australia for London on 4th December 1812. The shipwrecked passengers and crew were discovered, and helped, by Captain Charles Barnard of the American whaler NANINA. Barnard was unaware that the British and America were at war, the British seizing his ship as a prize, and shamefully marooning Barnard and four others on New Island until 29th November 1814. — The ISABELLA passengers, plus the newly born and first recorded Falkland Islander, Elizabeth Providence Durie, left Speedwell Island aboard HMS NANCY on 27th July 1813 bound for Rio de Janeiro. – The Isabella story is well covered, from both sides, in these contemporary books: “Marooned” by Captain Barnard [of the NANINA] edited by Bertha S. Dodge; “Memoires of Joseph Holt” by himself (pages 320-329) [passenger on the ISABELLA]. [There are modern books about the ISABELLA, well worth the read, but most of their content is included in the books mentioned.]

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