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On this day in history: 17th February 1936 ‘Lady Elizabeth runs aground’

Lady Elizabeth drifted into Port Stanley’s Whalebone Cove after breaking her harbour lines during a storm which ravaged the islands in February 1936.

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Photo of Actaeon shipwreck © 2018 Mark Spicer | Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust (FMHT)

Stunning images of the Lady Elizabeth, Actaeon and Garland

Falkland photographers have been sending new views of old wrecks – as we try to raise awareness of their parlous state.

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Future Projects

The Trust will be adding regularly to our Become a Wreck Hunter” interactive map. We are going to tell more stories from the 19th Century “golden age of sail”, when routinely, magnificent sailing vessels ended up in the Falklands as hulks. First wrecks on the chart were the Vicar of Bray, Lady ElizabethSMS ScharnhorstJhelum and Charles Cooper and we have just added the Garland and Actaeon. More will follow.

When we next update the site we will be marking the 39th anniversary of the 1982 Falklands War.