PHILOMEL

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PHILOMEL

Years Active: 1945-1971
Vessel Type: Wooden Motor Vessel
UNSPECIFIED (Will display fallback anchor icon)
Nationality: Falkland Islands
Caught fire in Stanley Harbour on 2nd July 1971. The fire brigade put out the blaze but it later re-ignited and she burned out and was beached.

Main Use:

Coaster

Years Active:

1945-1971

Power:

Lister Diesel 160bhp 119kw, 1-screw, 8.5 knots

Built:

1945

Size:

77 Gross, 34 Net tons
21.08 x 6.00 x 3.05 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

J. & G. Forbes & Co. Ltd. at Sandhaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Main Use: Coaster
Built: 1945
Power: Lister Diesel 160bhp 119kw, 1-screw, 8.5 knots
Design/Build: J. & G. Forbes & Co. Ltd. at Sandhaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Size: 77 Gross, 34 Net tons
Dimensions: 21.08 x 6.00 x 3.05 metres
At around 6:00 pm on the 2nd of July 1971, the fire brigade in Stanley were called to the Public Jetty in the harbour, where they found the PHILOMEL, anchored off the F.I.C. West Jetty, blazing furiously. Members of the brigade boarded the tug LIVELY, which had firefighting equipment on board, and headed for the burning vessel. With the help of another tug, the FORREST, the blaze was eventually brought under control, or so they thought. Because the PHILOMEL had become filled with water, it was decided to berth her alongside Packe’s Jetty. FORREST towed her to this spot, with PHILOMEL’s owner, Freddy Jones, on board. Some time later, Jones discovered that fire had re-ignited and he called for help. As the fire once again began to spread, endangering Packe’s Jetty and the hulk, JHELUM, LIVELY was tasked to tow PHILOMEL to the west of Fairy Cove where she was beached. The vessel continued to burn all night, through Saturday and into Sunday, and was declared a total loss.
At around 6:00 pm on the 2nd of July 1971, the fire brigade in Stanley were called to the Public Jetty in the harbour, where they found the PHILOMEL, anchored off the F.I.C. West Jetty, blazing furiously. Members of the brigade boarded the tug LIVELY, which had firefighting equipment on board, and headed for the burning vessel. With the help of another tug, the FORREST, the blaze was eventually brought under control, or so they thought. Because the PHILOMEL had become filled with water, it was decided to berth her alongside Packe’s Jetty. FORREST towed her to this spot, with PHILOMEL’s owner, Freddy Jones, on board. Some time later, Jones discovered that fire had re-ignited and he called for help. As the fire once again began to spread, endangering Packe’s Jetty and the hulk, JHELUM, LIVELY was tasked to tow PHILOMEL to the west of Fairy Cove where she was beached. The vessel continued to burn all night, through Saturday and into Sunday, and was declared a total loss.

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