Sir Fowell Buxton (ship)

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Sir Fowell Buxton
File:The barque "Sir Fowel Buxton" on shore at Capin Assu, ILN 1853.jpg
The barque Sir Fowel Buxton on shore at Capin Assu, on the north-east coast of Brazil[1]
History
Britain
Owner: Peter Tindall
Launched: 1851
Fate: Wrecked 1853
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 446

Sir Fowell Buxton was a ship of 446 tons[2]. She was registered in the port of London in 1951 and served the Australian Line of Packets [3]. Her first captain was John Hacker, and at the time of her last voyage her master was George Woodcock.[4]

In 1853, whilst sailing from London to Geelong and Port Phillip with 230 on board, she struck Tapioca Shoals off the coast of Brazil, north of Cape San Roque in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. Of the passengers on board only 3 lives were lost.[5] All those who reached shore suffered from thirst on the barren shore; eventually reached Pernambuco, and later continued their voyage on the brig Richard They joined Richard at Valparaíso in Chile.[6]

References

  1. "Wreck of the Barque "Sir Fowell Buxton"". The Illustrated London News. 26 March 1853. p. 229.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  6. "Time-Line: Merchant and Navy Ship events 1800 - 1899". Maritime Research of Uddevalla. Retrieved 2013-08-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>