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Falkland Islands

A British archipelago in the south atlantic




SS Great Britain is Damaged

1886

The SS Great Britain is damaged is a storm off Cape Hope. She takes shelter in the Falkland Islands, but when the damage is inspected it is decided that it will not be economically viable to repair her. She is then sold on to the Falkland Islands Company to be used as a coal storage hulk.

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HMS Canopus Left At the Falkland Islands

Oct 22, 1914

Rear-Admiral Cradock sends a signal to the Admiralty that he intended to leave HMS Canopus at the Falkland Islands to look after his coilers because her slow speed was hampering the search for the German squadron under von Spee.

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Port Stanley Guard Ship

Nov 12, 1914

HMS Canopus sets herself up to defend Stanley from an attack by von Spee. Her top masts are removed and she is camouflaged to prevent her her being seen at her firing position. An observation post is set up ashore, connected to the ship by telephone so that she can fire over the island against approaching ships without being visible.

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Falkland Islands Rendezvous

Dec 06, 1914

HMS Glasgow and Bristol arrive in the Falkland Islands in order to meet up with Vice-Admiral Sturdee's squadron.

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Sturdee Arrives in the Falkland Islands

Dec 07, 1914

Vice-Admiral Sturdee's squadron arrives in the Falkland Islands

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Battle of the Falkland Islands

Dec 08, 1914

von Spee si defeated by the British squadron at the Falkland Islands

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SS Great Britain Scuttled

1937

SS Great Britain has now degraded so far that she can no longer even be used as a hulk. She is towed to Sparrow Cove near Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands and scuttled. She sits on the bottom, but her upper structure is still above the surface and is still sometime visited by Falkland Islanders.

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Tug Reach SS Great Britain

Mar 25, 1970

A submersible pontoon Mulus III and the tug Varius II reach Port Stanley to recover SS Great Britain and return her to Britain

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SS Great Britain on Pontoon

Apr 13, 1970

SS Great Britain is positioned on the submersible pontoon Mulus III and ready for her return to Britain

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SS Great Britain Leaves Falklands

Apr 24, 1970

Varius II begins the trip from the Falklands to Britain with SS Great Britain towed behind her on Mulus III

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