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Due to the geography and the isolation of the Falkland Islands shipping has always been an important part of life.

The opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 reduced the need for many ships to brave Cape Horn however the Falkland Islands remained an important strategic outpost and a convenient port for ships visiting and trading with southern South American countries.

Local vessels consisted of schooners, ketches, cutters and the like, and were a mixture of condemned vessels, whale boats that had been fixed up or converted for the local interinsular and coasting trade, locally built cutters, ketches and schooners, ready-built second-hand overseas purchases and custom-builds.

Visiting ships included whalers, sealers, mail ships and general cargo vessels.

HMCS Afterglow FIC Ltd

HMCS Afterglow – FIC Collection, JCNA

 Government Files

The Government file system was started post World War I; previous to this all correspondence was kept in manuscript books.  The following Government files contain information on local and visiting vessels.  Due to the volume of files and for ease of research they have been uploaded in loose alphabetical order.

pdfSHI-VES-1-1. Purchase of Drifter Afterglow.pdf6.6 MB

pdfSHI-VES-1-2. Crew of Patrol Vessel in connection with the protection of Fur Seal. Appointment of Mr Frank Howatt as Master.pdf1.13 MB

pdfSHI-VES-1-3. Insurance of ss Afterglow.pdf1.5 MB

pdfSHI-VES-1-4. Re-conditioning of HMCS Afterglow.pdf365.8 KB

pdfSHI-VES-1-5. HMCS Afterglow. Flags and Uniforms required for.pdf3.17 MB

pdfSHI-VES-1-6. HMCS Afterglow. Stores and provisions for. Maintenance of armed guards.pdf859.75 KB

pdfSHI-VES-1-7. Report on voyages of HMCS Afterglow.pdf4.74 MB

pdfSHI-VES-1-8. Gun for HMCS Afterglow.pdf918.99 KB

pdfSHI-VES-1-9. Instructions to armed guard and master of HMCS Afterglow regarding duties.pdf1.38 MB

pdfSHI-VES-1-10. Instructions relative to the duties and powers of the master of HMCS Afterglow.pdf796.58 KB

pdfSHI-VES-1-11. HMCS Afterglow. Accommodation for Officers.pdf1.6 MB

pdfSHI-VES-1-12. HMCS Afterglow. Respecting Water supply for at West Point.pdf286.83 KB

pdfSHI-VES-1-13. HMCS Afterglow. Programme of work for 1922-23.pdf468.38 KB

pdfSHI-VES-1-14. Arrangements for maintaining Guard on Jason Islands during repair of HMCS Afterglow.pdf586.63 KB

pdfSHI-VES-1-15. Voyage of HMCS Afterglow to Punta Arenas.pdf5.2 MB

pdfSHI-VES-1-16. Extra Engine room rating required for HMCS Afterglow for voyage to Punta Arenas.pdf1.15 MB

pdfSHI-VES-1-17. Services of Senor Ignacio Toro of the Chilean Navy in supervising repairs of HMCS Afterglow at Punta Arenas.pdf2 MB

pdfSHI-VES-1-18. Report on the repairs to HMCS Afterglow executed at Punta Arenas.pdf1.8 MB

pdfSHI-VES-1-19. Services of crew of Afterglow available for work on shore.pdf707.93 KB

pdfSHI-VES-1-20. Manager FIC. HMCS Afterglow. Asks if call for patient at Darwin for removal to Stanley.pdf488.3 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-1. Voyages of HMCS Afterglow 1924.pdf3.59 MB

pdfSHI-VES-2-2. Musketry Course for officers and men of Afterglow.pdf509.15 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-3. Withdrawal of Jason Guard. Programme of work for the Afterglow in connection with the protection of the fur seal.pdf693.16 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-4. HMCS Afterglow. Taken off service for overhaul of engine and boiler.pdf709.84 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-5. Mr Jason Hansen. Application for Afterglow to be allowed to bring wool in from Jason Islands.pdf495.47 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-6. Mr William J Catten. Appointed Gunner on HMCS Afterglow.pdf936.75 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-7. HMCS Afterglow. Handing over of Engineroom Department to Mr Skeltons relief.pdf477.38 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-8. HMCS Afterglow. Arms and Ammunition for Patrol Boat.pdf639.83 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-9. Acting Harbour Master. Suggests that Afterglow should watch movement of Schooner Emma.pdf545.35 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-10. Police Vessel to check illicit whaling.pdf2.07 MB

pdfSHI-VES-2-11. Approval of sale of HMCS Afterglow.pdf2.55 MB

pdfSHI-VES-2-12. Running costs per diem of HMCS Afterglow ss Fleurus.pdf109.2 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-13. Maintenance of HMCS Afterglow for emergency service.pdf900.26 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-14. HMCS Afterglow. Service of.pdf180.62 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-15. Application by Falkland Islands and Dependencies Sealing Company to hire HMCS Afterglow.pdf1.04 MB

pdfSHI-VES-2-16. Sale of Whale Boat ex Afterglow.pdf124.58 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-17. Enquiry regarding training ship four masted barque Admiral Karpfang.pdf255.36 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-18. Reported finding of Boat on Carcass Island.pdf1.07 MB

pdfSHI-VES-2-19. Disposal of mb Alert on the completion of the survey of Stanley Harbour.pdf1013.84 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-20. Chilean Steamer Antartico alongside public jetty after dark.pdf392.88 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-21. Chilean Steamer Antartico puts into Port Egmont Saunders Island through stress of weather.pdf417.29 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-22. Argos. Steamer chartered by Sundt Brothers Argentina. Enquiry respecting.pdf227.71 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-23. Captain of ss Austral reports slipping of anchor and chain off Wreck Point.pdf147.85 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-24. Acting Harbour Master. Raises the question of drift kelp in Stanley Harbour as a danger to shipping.pdf450.33 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-25. Registration of mv Belleville.pdf281.82 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-26. Opinion of Board of Trades solicitor on ownership and removal of wreck Bertha.pdf588.63 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-27. Frank Barnes. Applies to purchase wreckage on the beach between Fox Bay Point and Elephant Island.pdf417.88 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-28. Wreck of Sealing Schooner Baden Powell off Elephant Jasons.pdf2.54 MB

pdfSHI-VES-2-29. Schooner Baden-Powell of Halifax NS official No 111412. Wrecked on Elephant Jason on the 23rd November last.pdf3.16 MB

pdfSHI-VES-2-30. Payment to Mr G F Kelway of money due to late E A Kelway seaman lost in ss California.pdf164.34 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-31. Departure from London of the freightship Canonesa.pdf136.11 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-32. Manager Falkland Islands Company Limited requests that fee of 1 charged on each occasion that hulk Capricorn is moved be waived.pdf215.1 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-33. Chilean Schooner Celia. Asks to be allowed to call at port in West Falklands. Appointment of Mr J I Wilson as Honorary Deputy Collector Fox Bay.pdf802.17 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-34. Operator Fox Bay reports vessel lying off Fox Bay.pdf379.47 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-35. Wreck Chance lying at entrance of Rouse Creek Dunnose Head.pdf431.07 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-36. Steamers due to arrive in Port Stanley on 26th March 1918.pdf125.77 KB

pdfSHI-VES-2-37. ss Corinthiacos.pdf1.95 MB

pdfSHI-VES-3-1. Registration of RMS Darwin O.N. 156384.pdf3.61 MB

pdfSHI-VES-3-2. Falkland Islands Co Ltd. RMS Darwin.pdf2.22 MB

pdfSHI-VES-3-3. Rowland James Watson - Deceased. Seaman RMS Darwin. Death by misadventure.pdf731.82 KB

pdfSHI-VES-3-4. Peter John Miller deceased. Efrain Gallardo deceased. Seamen drowned by motor car accident on 14 June 1960.pdf615.49 KB

pdfSHI-VES-3-5. Rubelindo Boldrini deceased RMS Darwin.pdf2.59 MB

pdfSHI-VES-3-6. Respecting the cutter Emilia Punta Arenas.pdf432.09 KB

pdfSHI-VES-3-7. Strange motor schooner reported passing Pebble Island. Emma.pdf350.21 KB

pdfSHI-VES-3-8. Exe Unregistered Cutter. Wreck of.pdf1.5 MB

Log Books and Crew Agreements

RMS Darwin

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-1. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 8 January 1960-30 June 1960.pdf4 MB

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-2. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 1 July 1960-6 January 1961.pdf3.65 MB

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-3. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 6 January 1961-3 July 1961.pdf3.68 MB

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-4. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 3 July 1961-5 January 1962.pdf3.6 MB

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-5. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 5 January 1962-5 July 1962.pdf3.83 MB

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-6. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 5 July 1962-9 January 1963.pdf3.91 MB

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-7. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 9 January 1963-5 July 1963.pdf3.32 MB

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-8. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 6 July 1963-2 January 1964.pdf3.14 MB

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-9. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 3 January 1964-1 July 1964.pdf3.18 MB 

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-10. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 2 July 1964-12 January 1965.pdf3.34 MB

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-11. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 12 January 1965-5 July 1965.pdf3.85 MB

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-12. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 5 July 1965-18 January 1966.pdf4.61 MB

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-13. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 19 January 1966-8 July 1966.pdf3.19 MB

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-14. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 8 July 1966-5 January 1967.pdf3.46 MB

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-15. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 5 January 1967-30 June 1967.pdf5.37 MB

pdfSHI-LOG-DA-16. Darwin - Voyages Log Book and Agreement and List of the Crew - 30 June 1967-4 January 1968.pdf5.55 MB


While every effort has been taken to ensure accuracy the Jane Cameron National Archives does not accept responsibility for any omissions or errors in these records.

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