An iron barque built in 1879 by Robert Thompson Jr, Sunderland.
Dimensions 68,02×10'38×6,53 meters [223'0"×35'0"×21'4"] and tonnage 1208 GRT, 1155 NRT and 1091 tons under deck.
The hull remains with lower masts standing at the Falkland Islands today.
- 1879 June 4
- Launched at the shipyard of Robert Thompson Jr, Sunderland.
Sold to John Wilson, London, after completion. Assigned the Official British Rego. No. 81576 and signal JFQB.
- 1879 September 11 - January 30
- Sailed from North Shields with 1760 tons of coal to Bombay in 132 days.
- 1884 March 15
- Declared bankruptcy and was sold to Capt. George Christian Karran, Castletown, Ilse of Man, by the Merchant Banking Company of London.
- Captain Lever replaced Capt. Karran who was transferred to the Manx King.
- Sold to Skibsaktieselskabet "Lady Elizabeth" (Lars Lydersen), Sundet, Norway, for £ 3250.
- 1912 December 4
- Left Vancouver, BC, with a cargo of timber for Delagoa Bay.
- 1913 February 24
- Experienced heavy weather off Cape Horn and lost four men, the wheel, compass, lifeboat and received considerable damage.
- 1913 March 12
- Grounded outside the harbour of Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, where she was seeking refuge. Was condemned after inspection by a diver from Montevideo and the ship was sold for £ 1000 and the cargo for £ 2000 to the
Falkland Island Company. Used as a floating warehouse.
- 1936 February 17
- Drifted aground in Whalebone Cove.
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- Lydersen, Øistein: Lady Elizabeth - condemned but not forgotten.
Gard News No. 147, September, 1997. pp 8-13, ill.
Updated 1998-01-09 by
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