Jhelum - Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
S 51° 41.421 W 057° 52.720
21F E 439264 N 4273035
Quick Description: The Jhelum sank in 1871.
Location: Falkland Islands
Date Posted: 4/24/2016 10:37:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMR0MT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 2

Long Description:
A sign at the site indicates that the Jhelum was built in Liverpool England in 1849. The ship, overloaded, left Callao in Peru for Dunkirk in 1870 and rounded Cape Horn with difficulty. It came to Stanley Harbour on August 18, 1870 in sinking condition and was scuttled and remains here to this day.
Wikipedia's page for the Harbour (visit link) mentions the Jhelum- "Jhelum - an East Indiaman, which sank in 1871, and was abandoned by its crew." but posts a different date than the sign at the site.
Date of Shipwreck: 8/18/1870

Type of Boat: Sailboat

Military or Civilian: Civilian

Cause of Shipwreck: overloading

Accessibility:
Can be seen easily walking along the harbor front.


Diving Permitted: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Only log the site if you have visited it personally.
Floating over a site does not qualify as a find if it is a wreck that requires diving - you must have actually visited the site - therefore photos of the site are good.
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Metro2 visited Jhelum  -  Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands 3/25/2016 Metro2 visited it