RESULT

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RESULT

Years Active: 1866-1897
Vessel Type: Smack
Ketch
Nationality: Falkland Islands
Ran on to rocks at Goose Green, between Eliza Cove and Mullet Creek, East Falkland after dragging her anchor in June 1897.

Main Use:

Mail, Passengers, Cargo.

Years Active:

1866-1897

Power:

Sail

Built:

1866

Size:

54.08 Gross and Net tons
19.51 x 5.24 x 3.20 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England
Main Use: Mail, Passengers, Cargo.
Built: 1866
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England
Size: 54.08 Gross and Net tons
Dimensions: 19.51 x 5.24 x 3.20 metres
RESULT arrived from London on 1st November 1889. – Her total loss as reported in the Local Press: “She met a head wind, so anchored in Port Harriet on 21st June 1897 where she remained. On the 23rd she began to drag her anchor so another anchor was let go but she continued to drag and struck the rocks off Goose Green about 21:00. The rudder carried away; the anchor chain was let go so she might drive as far up the rocks as possible; she turned broadside on to the sea and filled fore and aft; there was no shelter, and they were frequently drenched with the spray; nothing could be done until morning. About 08:30 the tide was at its lowest; three men tied themselves to a rope and got ashore from rock to rock. Eventually all reached the beach. Two of the female passengers were carried ashore, but sadly one died of exposure. – Some of RESULT’s cargo was retrieved by the F.I.C.’s Schooner HORNET the following week.”
RESULT arrived from London on 1st November 1889. – Her total loss as reported in the Local Press: “She met a head wind, so anchored in Port Harriet on 21st June 1897 where she remained. On the 23rd she began to drag her anchor so another anchor was let go but she continued to drag and struck the rocks off Goose Green about 21:00. The rudder carried away; the anchor chain was let go so she might drive as far up the rocks as possible; she turned broadside on to the sea and filled fore and aft; there was no shelter, and they were frequently drenched with the spray; nothing could be done until morning. About 08:30 the tide was at its lowest; three men tied themselves to a rope and got ashore from rock to rock. Eventually all reached the beach. Two of the female passengers were carried ashore, but sadly one died of exposure. – Some of RESULT’s cargo was retrieved by the F.I.C.’s Schooner HORNET the following week.”

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