SAMOA

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SAMOA

Years Active: 1893-1917
Vessel Type: Wooden Barque
Barque
Nationality: Norwegian
Stranded at Spring Point, West Falkland in October 1899. Sold as a “dirt cheap wreck” before being refloated in August 1900. Sunk off Iceland in 1917.

Main Use:

Cargo

Years Active:

1893-1917

Power:

Sail

Built:

1893

Size:

734 Gross, 686 Net tons
46.06 x 10.58 x 5.18 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Tvedestrand, Norway
Main Use: Cargo
Built: 1893
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Tvedestrand, Norway
Size: 734 Gross, 686 Net tons
Dimensions: 46.06 x 10.58 x 5.18 metres
When on a voyage from Hamburg to Punta Arenas, Captain A. Berntzen with a crew of 12, found themselves stranded at Spring Point on West Falkland. No details as to how she became stranded are to hand. – She was condemned at Spring point and sold, vessel and cargo, at Public Auction, to the Falkland Islands Company Ltd of Stanley for £1,080. She was bought before the realisation that she could be refloated, which she was, arriving at Stanley 21st August 1900. — The F.I.C.’s Managing Director in London praised the Stanley Manager’s “pluck, judgment, and good sense” for buying the vessel, and further declaring “it is the general opinion on the reports received, that the wreck is dirt cheap”. – SAMOA eventually left the Falklands for the last time on 7th May 1901 – She was abandoned and sank 100 miles off Iceland on 8th November 1917.
When on a voyage from Hamburg to Punta Arenas, Captain A. Berntzen with a crew of 12, found themselves stranded at Spring Point on West Falkland. No details as to how she became stranded are to hand. – She was condemned at Spring point and sold, vessel and cargo, at Public Auction, to the Falkland Islands Company Ltd of Stanley for £1,080. She was bought before the realisation that she could be refloated, which she was, arriving at Stanley 21st August 1900. — The F.I.C.’s Managing Director in London praised the Stanley Manager’s “pluck, judgment, and good sense” for buying the vessel, and further declaring “it is the general opinion on the reports received, that the wreck is dirt cheap”. – SAMOA eventually left the Falklands for the last time on 7th May 1901 – She was abandoned and sank 100 miles off Iceland on 8th November 1917.

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