MARGARET

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MARGARET

Years Active: 1836-1850
Vessel Type: Wooden Barque
Barque
Nationality: English
Condemned and turned into a coal hulk and jetty head in Stanley Harbour after colliding with another ship in a ‘heavy sea’ in August 1850.

Main Use:

Cargo

Years Active:

1836-1850

Power:

Sail

Built:

1836

Size:

626 Net tons

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Main Use: Cargo
Built: 1836
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 626 Net tons
The Scottish Barque BERWICK CASTLE, Captain Latto, whilst beating into Port Stanley, with a heavy sea running, and in consequence of not answering her helm, ran into the storeship MARGARET, on 11th of August 1850 carrying away MARGARET’s cut water (the foremost part of the stem, cutting the water as the vessel forges ahead). – The Liverpool registered MARGARET, Captain Jacob Till, Owner William Getty / Richie & Co. was 203 days out from Liverpool bound for Valparaiso, of which two months had been spent unsuccessfully attempting to round Cape Horn. She was overloaded with coal and was in a leaky condition and in need of repairs. — MARGARET was condemned and remained in Stanley Harbour, initially as a coal hulk and latterly as the jetty head at the Government Jetty. Very little now remains of her other than her ballast and submerged rib stumps.
The Scottish Barque BERWICK CASTLE, Captain Latto, whilst beating into Port Stanley, with a heavy sea running, and in consequence of not answering her helm, ran into the storeship MARGARET, on 11th of August 1850 carrying away MARGARET’s cut water (the foremost part of the stem, cutting the water as the vessel forges ahead). – The Liverpool registered MARGARET, Captain Jacob Till, Owner William Getty / Richie & Co. was 203 days out from Liverpool bound for Valparaiso, of which two months had been spent unsuccessfully attempting to round Cape Horn. She was overloaded with coal and was in a leaky condition and in need of repairs. — MARGARET was condemned and remained in Stanley Harbour, initially as a coal hulk and latterly as the jetty head at the Government Jetty. Very little now remains of her other than her ballast and submerged rib stumps.

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