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 LADY LEWIS

Vapor de casco de acero, una cubierta, doble fondo, de 100 mts de eslora y 13 de manga con un registro de 2.950 tons brutas y 1890 netas; construido el 24 de Julio de1897 por Richardson, Duck & Co (Stockton on Tees, Inglaterra) para W.J. Tatem & co de Cardiff (Gales), su puerto de registro. Codigo de llamada PTCH.

Máquinas de triple expansion, dos calderas simples y una helice, 245 hp, construidas por Blair & Co Ltd Stckton.El vapor para la máquina era suministrado por 2 calderas alimentadas a carbón, con una potencia de 245 n.h.p.Sus dimensiones en pies eran: 330.2 x 43.1 x 23.2 (100.6 x 13.1) y un registro grueso y neto de 2.950  y 1.890 toneladas.

Habia partido de Bahia Blanca el 1º de Abril de 1906 hacia Montevideo a cargo del capitan E. Daniel, con un cargamento de trigo  y maiz destinado a Barcelona. Varo en Punta Mogotes el 3 de Abril de 1906. Se envio ayuda de la armada, pero el buque contrato el salvamento con la casa Lussich de Uruguay, quienes rescataron a la tripulacion. El buque de la marina Fueguino, a cargo el Cap. Carlos M. Valladares, estuvo todo el tiempo  listo para ayudar al buque y llevo 30 tripulantes hasta el Puerto Militar (Pto Belgrano).

No hay mas informaciones sobre el destino de la carga, aunque el buque estaba ya totalmente perdido.No hubo víctimas.

 

 

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"LADY LEWIS" (S.S.).

FINDING and order of a Naval Court, held at the British Consulate on the 14th day of April, 1906, at Buenos Aires, to inquire into the circumstances attending the stranding of the s.s. "LADY LEWIS," of Cardiff, O.N. 105189, when on a voyage from Bahia Blanca to Barcelona, and to inquire into the conduct of the master, certificated officers, and crew of the said vessel.

It appears from the evidence given before the Court, that the vessel sailed from Bahia Blanca at 6 a.m. on the 1st day of April, 1906, bound on a voyage to Barcelona with a cargo of grain, and that, at the time of such sailing, everything aboard the vessel was in good order and condition.

That, at the time of such sailing, the draught of the vessel was 21 ft. 2 ins. aft, and 21 ft. 6 ins. forward, and that the cargo was stowed in accordance with the Board of Trade regulations.

That the Bahia Blanca lightship was passed at 11.25 a.m. on the same day, and a departure taken from it.

That everything passed off well until 4.5 p.m. on the 2nd April, when the ship stranded on Point Mogotes Spit.

That a light S.E. breeze and swell, and fine clear weather was prevailing at the time.

That, after stranding, the master did everything that was possible under the circumstances for the safety of the crew and the saving of the ship, and that no fault is found with the conduct of the officers and crew subsequent to the stranding.

That the master navigated the vessel in a very careless manner.

That he sailed dangerously near the coast.

That he made no use whatever of the lead until after the stranding.

That he relied upon four-point bearings only for ascertaining his distance from the shore, which bearings, under the circumstances, were inadequate in this case.

That, after the ship passed Andres Head, at a distance said to be three-and-a-half miles, the master failed to take precautions to avoid running on Mogotes Spit, the existence of which was known to him.

That the master was navigating on a blue-back chart.

The Court, in pursuance of the powers vested in it by sec. 470 of 57 & 58 Vic., c. 60, therefore orders that the certificate of the master, O.C. No. 018857, issued by the Board of Trade, be suspended for three months, the suspension to commence from this date.

The Court, whilst refraining from dealing with the certificate of the mate, F. Foley, censures him for not drawing the attention of the master to the close proximity of the ship to Point Mogotes Spit, as he had just previous to the stranding examined the chart.

The expenses of the Court, fixed at eleven pounds seventeen shillings and sixpence, are approved.

Dated at Buenos Aires this 16th day of April, 1906.
 

El capitán la sacó barata , 3 meses de suspensión ; y al oficial de guardia un tirón de orejas.

La audiencia en el consulado británico de Baires.

Que par de troncos ! Aunque lo mas probable es que el Capi estuviera durmiendo ; lo normal

en esa costa a la madrugada , salvo que el tiempo se ponga bravo.

Saludos     A.C.

 

Carlos J. Mey / Miguel A. Galdeano

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