Chilean steamer SANTA LUCIA
Posted by: Andreas von Mach
Date: March 18, 2018 04:09PM
Appeared in July 1878
(Ecuadorian sources listed her as iron steamer 180ftx32ftx12ft depth, capacity 300t 13-15kts)
1879 chartered as transport war with Peru (Pisagua)
1880 chartered as transport war with Peru (Pacocha y Pisco)
1882 purchased by Ecuadorian president Ignacio de Veintemilla
in Chile,and arrived Guayaquil 3 Aug 1882.
renamed "Nueve de Julio"
On 9.07.1883, a “Restoration” flotilla river steamers
- Quito (? guns)
- Huáscar(? guns)
- Bolívar (? guns
- Victoria (? guns)
defeated Veintemilla's flotilla
- Santa Lucía(3 guns = 2x30pdr Parrot 1x12pdr bronz ),
- Huacho(3 guns) - T.Royden , Luiverpl built renamde "Seis de Dicembre"
- América (? guns)
- Chimborazo (1 gun)
Veintemilla escaped on "Santa Lucia" to Peru
It seems that "Santa Lucia" was returned to Ecuador
On 27.02.1884 a national parlimar decred ordered "Santa Lucia" and "huacho" to be sold.
I have a list of Chilean merchant fleet only 1 May 1878
and then 1 May 1881 - on both not listed
Any idea of origiun and fates of "Santa Lucia"