URANIE

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URANIE

Years Active: 1811-1820
Vessel Type: Frigate
UNSPECIFIED (Will display fallback anchor icon)
Nationality: French
Flooded and rendered a wreck whilst being repaired after striking a rock in what is now Uraine Bay, East Falkland, in February 1820.

Main Use:

Exploration

Years Active:

1811-1820

Power:

Sail

Built:

1811

Size:

350 Net tons
36.00 x 9.00 x 4.50 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Main Use: Exploration
Built: 1811
Power: Sail
Size: 350 Net tons
Dimensions: 36.00 x 9.00 x 4.50 metres
Ran aground on the south side of Berkeley Sound, East Falkland, now known as Uranie Bay. Built as la’CIOTAT, the URANIE, on 4th February 1820, under the command of Expedition leader Louis Clause Desoules de Freycinet, struck a rock off Cape St. Vincent (now Volunteer Point) at the northern entrance to French Bay (now Berkeley Sound). She was kept afloat for two days. – When aground, the commander planned to make repairs. This he did, but the tide was out and when it came in, the ship flooded making it impossible to repair or save the vessel. — De Freycinet, the crew, scientists, and their samples, and equipment left Berkeley Sound bound for Rio de Janeiro, on 27th April 1820 aboard a passing American whaler, MERCURY, which he purchased, and renamed PHYSICIENNE.
Ran aground on the south side of Berkeley Sound, East Falkland, now known as Uranie Bay. Built as la’CIOTAT, the URANIE, on 4th February 1820, under the command of Expedition leader Louis Clause Desoules de Freycinet, struck a rock off Cape St. Vincent (now Volunteer Point) at the northern entrance to French Bay (now Berkeley Sound). She was kept afloat for two days. – When aground, the commander planned to make repairs. This he did, but the tide was out and when it came in, the ship flooded making it impossible to repair or save the vessel. — De Freycinet, the crew, scientists, and their samples, and equipment left Berkeley Sound bound for Rio de Janeiro, on 27th April 1820 aboard a passing American whaler, MERCURY, which he purchased, and renamed PHYSICIENNE.

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