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CGI image of SMS Scharnhorst firing on British Navy during WW1 | Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust (FMHT)

On this day in history – 8th December 1914: ‘Battle of the Falklands’

A WWI Royal Navy task force, commanded by Vice-Admiral Doveton Sturdee, took on an Imperial German Navy superfleet.
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St. Mary ship painting

On this day in history – 10th August 1890: St Mary strikes rocks off Whale Point and is wrecked

The windjammer, St Mary, on her maiden voyage is wrecked on rocks 30 miles from Stanley 133 years ago, just five months after being launched.
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FMHT Wreckmap screenshot Aug 2023

Four more wrecks added to FMHT Wreckmaps

The locations and backstories of four further legendary Falkland Islands ships can now be found in the Wreckmaps section of this website.
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Lady Elizabeth

On this day in history – 5th June 1913: ‘Lady Elizabeth condemned’

Listing and leaking, after striking a rock off Volunteer point, the three-masted iron sailing barque, Lady Elizabeth, makes it to Stanley Harbour 110 years ago, ...
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FMHT launches Falklands shipping and wrecks initiative

The Trust is pleased to announce today the start of a major new research and development programme to create a definitive Falkland Islands’ shipping and ...
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FMHT Endurance22 Expedition locates wreck of Endurance

The Trust is pleased to confirm that the Endurance22 Expedition has successfully located the wreck of Endurance.
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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 added the Garland, Actaeon and Capricorn. More will follow.