PLYM

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PLYM

Years Active: 1903-1945
Vessel Type: Steel Steam Tug
Steam Tug
Nationality: Falkland Islands
Torn from her moorings and blown ashore on the north east coast of Stanley Harbour during the Great Easter Monday gale of 2nd April 1945.

Main Use:

Towing and people ferry

Years Active:

1903-1945

Power:

One inverted compound surface condensing engine.

Built:

1903

Size:

15.49 Gross, 3.22 Net tons
15.45 x 3.22 x 1.55 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Willoughby Brothers Ltd, Plymouth, Devon, England
Main Use: Towing and people ferry
Built: 1903
Power: One inverted compound surface condensing engine.
Design/Build: Willoughby Brothers Ltd, Plymouth, Devon, England
Size: 15.49 Gross, 3.22 Net tons
Dimensions: 15.45 x 3.22 x 1.55 metres
PLYM arrived in Stanley on 13th February 1904 as deck cargo aboard Kosmos Steamer INCA. On 12th November 1912, the night of the wrecking of the mail Steamer ORAVIA on the Billy Rock in Port William, the local Press reported: “We may certainly feel proud of our steam Fleet. The PENGUIN under the command of Captain Smith, reached the wreck just within an hour of the disaster, and began the task of the women and children. Reference is made elsewhere to the work of the SAMSON under Captain Thomas. The PLYM, with Captain H. Jones brought off the mail letters. All three doing good and useful work.” In September 1926 PLYM was sold for £20. On Easter Monday, 02nd April 1945, Stanley experienced a severe storm, and three vessels broke their moorings and drifted off down the Harbour. The PLYM was one, beaching herself in the N.E. corner of the Harbour at the north end of Whalebone Cove. As of April 2024, parts of the PLYM still there – mostly see-through; her steel sides largely rusted away.
PLYM arrived in Stanley on 13th February 1904 as deck cargo aboard Kosmos Steamer INCA. On 12th November 1912, the night of the wrecking of the mail Steamer ORAVIA on the Billy Rock in Port William, the local Press reported: “We may certainly feel proud of our steam Fleet. The PENGUIN under the command of Captain Smith, reached the wreck just within an hour of the disaster, and began the task of the women and children. Reference is made elsewhere to the work of the SAMSON under Captain Thomas. The PLYM, with Captain H. Jones brought off the mail letters. All three doing good and useful work.” In September 1926 PLYM was sold for £20. On Easter Monday, 02nd April 1945, Stanley experienced a severe storm, and three vessels broke their moorings and drifted off down the Harbour. The PLYM was one, beaching herself in the N.E. corner of the Harbour at the north end of Whalebone Cove. As of April 2024, parts of the PLYM still there – mostly see-through; her steel sides largely rusted away.

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