VENTURE

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VENTURE

Years Active: 1834-1854+
Vessel Type: Barque
Barque
Nationality: Scottish
Struck a sunken rock near Port Louis East Falkland in November 1843 whilst overloaded with 450 tons of copper. Condemned as unseaworthy but repaired.

Main Use:

Cargo

Years Active:

1834-1854+

Power:

Sail

Built:

1834

Size:

304 Net tons

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Richmond, Maine, USA
Main Use: Cargo
Built: 1834
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Richmond, Maine, USA
Size: 304 Net tons
Registered in Dundee, Captain Stuart Patrick, Owner J. Borrie of Dundee, the VENTURE from Valparaiso bound for Swansea carrying 450 tons of copper, more than a vessel of its size could safely carry. — After she struck upon the sunken rock, she was found to be taking on 0.5 inches of water per hour. — On 9th November 1843 she came to an anchor in Port Louis. – On 29th January 1844 a survey condemned VENTURE as the necessary extensive repairs could not be carried out at Port Louis. – 3rd February 1844 VENTURE was auctioned off to Mr. J. B. Whittington, of Port Louis, for £366-3-4d. She was beached at Port Louis for repairs. – In 1853, VENTURE was purchased by Captain Smyley to salvage the wreck of the COURIER – On 5th June 1854 VENTURE finally left the Falklands for Montevideo.
Registered in Dundee, Captain Stuart Patrick, Owner J. Borrie of Dundee, the VENTURE from Valparaiso bound for Swansea carrying 450 tons of copper, more than a vessel of its size could safely carry. — After she struck upon the sunken rock, she was found to be taking on 0.5 inches of water per hour. — On 9th November 1843 she came to an anchor in Port Louis. – On 29th January 1844 a survey condemned VENTURE as the necessary extensive repairs could not be carried out at Port Louis. – 3rd February 1844 VENTURE was auctioned off to Mr. J. B. Whittington, of Port Louis, for £366-3-4d. She was beached at Port Louis for repairs. – In 1853, VENTURE was purchased by Captain Smyley to salvage the wreck of the COURIER – On 5th June 1854 VENTURE finally left the Falklands for Montevideo.

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