MARS

MARS

Years Active: 1819-1834
Vessel Type: Brigantine
Brigantine
Nationality: English
Ran ashore in East Falkland on 4th July 1834. Master, mate, eight crew and one passenger survived. Months later the wreck washed out to sea and sank.

Main Use:

Cargo

Years Active:

1819-1834

Power:

Sail

Built:

1819

Size:

228 Net tons
26.67 x 7.44 x 4.88 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Bristol, England as a West Indiaman.
Main Use: Cargo
Built: 1819
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Bristol, England as a West Indiaman.
Size: 228 Net tons
Dimensions: 26.67 x 7.44 x 4.88 metres
MARS, Captain Richards, from Launceston, Tasmania, Australia bound for London, was wrecked, variously, on an island off East Falkland, or, on the west coast of East Falkland. Whichever, at a point at least 100 miles from Berkeley Sound, East Falkland. Precise location unknown. — The Master, Mate, four crew members and one passenger arrived at Berkeley Sound but were too weak to make it to Port Louis. Four other mariners had been left behind at the wreck site. HMS SPARROWHAWK picked up those in Berkeley Sound and on 6th September 1834, dispatched a small sealing boat to find the four men left behind. Whilst its Commander, Lieutenant Harmer, and all but two of the crew went ashore on the East Falkland to look for likely islands, the boat dragged out to sea and was lost. The shore party walked to Port Louis, arriving in extremely poor condition on 15th October 1834. — The four crew members left behind at the MARS wreck site were spotted by an American whaler and brought to Port Louis.
MARS, Captain Richards, from Launceston, Tasmania, Australia bound for London, was wrecked, variously, on an island off East Falkland, or, on the west coast of East Falkland. Whichever, at a point at least 100 miles from Berkeley Sound, East Falkland. Precise location unknown. — The Master, Mate, four crew members and one passenger arrived at Berkeley Sound but were too weak to make it to Port Louis. Four other mariners had been left behind at the wreck site. HMS SPARROWHAWK picked up those in Berkeley Sound and on 6th September 1834, dispatched a small sealing boat to find the four men left behind. Whilst its Commander, Lieutenant Harmer, and all but two of the crew went ashore on the East Falkland to look for likely islands, the boat dragged out to sea and was lost. The shore party walked to Port Louis, arriving in extremely poor condition on 15th October 1834. — The four crew members left behind at the MARS wreck site were spotted by an American whaler and brought to Port Louis.

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