Resolven (ship)

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The SV Resolven was a merchant brig which was found abandoned on 29 August 1884, with her lifeboat missing ,[1] between Baccalieu Island and Catalina, Newfoundland and Labrador. Her logbook was posted to within six hours of being sighted.[2] Other than a broken yard, she had suffered minimal damage. The galley fire was alight and the lamps were burning.[3] A large iceberg was sighted nearby. It has been claimed that none of the seven crew members or four passengers were accustomed to northern waters and it was suggested that they panicked when the ship was damaged by ice, launched the lifeboat, and swamped, though no bodies were found. Three years later, Resolven was wrecked while returning to Newfoundland from Nova Scotia with a load of lumber. [4]


  1. ^ The Log of HMS Mallard
  2. ^ The Wanganui Chronicle, 14 March 1914, page 3
  3. ^ The Wanganui Chronicle, 14 March 1914, page 3
  4. ^ The Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador – CD Version article Resolven