Sir Foxwell Buxton (ship)

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The Sir Fowell Buxton was a ship of 500 tons. She was built in 1850 and at the time of her last voyage her Captain was a man called Woodcock.

Whilst sailing from London to Geelong and Port Phillip with 230 on board, she struck Tapioca Shoals off the coast of Brazil, north of Cape San Roque in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. Of the passengers on board only 3 lives were lost.[1] All those that reached shore suffered from thirst on the barren shore; eventually reached Pernambuco, and later continued their voyage on the brig Richard They joined "Richard" at Valparaíso in Chile.[2]