LEVENSIDE

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LEVENSIDE

Years Active: 1840-1852
Vessel Type: Wooden Barque
Barque
Nationality: English
Struck the Billy Rock in Port William, East Falkland and sank in January 1852. Cargo lost but passengers saved.

Main Use:

Cargo

Years Active:

1840-1852

Power:

Sail

Built:

1840

Size:

273 Net tons
31.12 x 6.10 x 4.60 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Robert Duncan in the Cartsdyke East yard in Greenock, Scotland.
Main Use: Cargo
Built: 1840
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Robert Duncan in the Cartsdyke East yard in Greenock, Scotland.
Size: 273 Net tons
Dimensions: 31.12 x 6.10 x 4.60 metres
On 25th January 1852, the cargo of guano being loaded, LEVENSIDE weighed anchor and left New Island for Stanley. – On the evening of the following day, on arrival into Stanley, about an hour after sunset, the weather being rather hazy, LEVENSIDE struck on the Billy Rock near Cape Pembroke and there was scarcely time to hoist the boats out, and embark the crew and passengers, before she went down, in deep water, in Port William. — Not an article was saved, and with considerable difficulty the whole party reached the shore without loss of life. — The Governor told the Executive Council: “…This important event will have the effect of postponing the testing of the value of the cargo amounting to 350 tons on board the ship, and will prevent my being able to forward, for chemical analysis, the samples which I had collected for that purpose.”
On 25th January 1852, the cargo of guano being loaded, LEVENSIDE weighed anchor and left New Island for Stanley. – On the evening of the following day, on arrival into Stanley, about an hour after sunset, the weather being rather hazy, LEVENSIDE struck on the Billy Rock near Cape Pembroke and there was scarcely time to hoist the boats out, and embark the crew and passengers, before she went down, in deep water, in Port William. — Not an article was saved, and with considerable difficulty the whole party reached the shore without loss of life. — The Governor told the Executive Council: “…This important event will have the effect of postponing the testing of the value of the cargo amounting to 350 tons on board the ship, and will prevent my being able to forward, for chemical analysis, the samples which I had collected for that purpose.”

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