WEDDELL

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WEDDELL

Years Active: 1941-1994
Vessel Type: Wooden 2-masted Schooner
Schooner
Nationality: Falkland Islands
Taken to The Canache in Stanley Harbour in 1994 hauled onto the beach, above the high-water mark, and left to decay.

Main Use:

Farm Settlement Support

Years Active:

1941-1994

Power:

Sail with small motor for port maneuvers only.

Built:

1940

Size:

40.549 Gross, 23.635 Net tons
13.66 x 4.09 x 2.03 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Astillero De Rozic & Matic Co at Punta Arenas, Chile
Main Use: Farm Settlement Support
Built: 1940
Power: Sail with small motor for port maneuvers only.
Design/Build: Astillero De Rozic & Matic Co at Punta Arenas, Chile
Size: 40.549 Gross, 23.635 Net tons
Dimensions: 13.66 x 4.09 x 2.03 metres
24th January 1941 British Vessel WEDDELL, Master W. Ratcliffe arrived at STANLEY from Punta Arenas. – Between 1941-1981 WEDDELL served as the Farm Settlement support vessel for John Hamilton and his Weddell Island and Beaver Island settlements and the whole Weddell Island Group. Her main tasks were moving sheep and wool bales in the Island group. – In 1950, WEDDELL was fitted with an engine. [This is interesting as two ‘Artist’s/Architect’s drawings from 1940 show her with a propeller.] – In 1981, the WEDDELL was sold to a private citizen in Stanley. – On 1st May 1982, the WEDDELL was moored at the Falkland Islands Company’s West Jetty during the Black Buck air raid. She was later anchored for several years in mid-Harbour, roughly adjacent to the Town Hall, deteriorating all the time. – For safety reasons, she was taken down to The Canache where her remains survive on the beach, above the high-water mark.
24th January 1941 British Vessel WEDDELL, Master W. Ratcliffe arrived at STANLEY from Punta Arenas. – Between 1941-1981 WEDDELL served as the Farm Settlement support vessel for John Hamilton and his Weddell Island and Beaver Island settlements and the whole Weddell Island Group. Her main tasks were moving sheep and wool bales in the Island group. – In 1950, WEDDELL was fitted with an engine. [This is interesting as two ‘Artist’s/Architect’s drawings from 1940 show her with a propeller.] – In 1981, the WEDDELL was sold to a private citizen in Stanley. – On 1st May 1982, the WEDDELL was moored at the Falkland Islands Company’s West Jetty during the Black Buck air raid. She was later anchored for several years in mid-Harbour, roughly adjacent to the Town Hall, deteriorating all the time. – For safety reasons, she was taken down to The Canache where her remains survive on the beach, above the high-water mark.

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