Allen Gardiner (schooner)
Allen Gardiner was sent to Wulaia in order to bring native families back from the Falklands. Captain William Horton Smyley was sent on the ship Nancy to investigate after the Allen Gardiner failed to return. Smyley discovered the ship afloat but stripped of valuable possessions. The catechist, Garland Philips, captain, four mates, and two seaman were all killed on November 6, 1859.
The ship's cook, Alfred Cole, was the sole survivor of the massacre and was rescued by Captain Smyley. Cook later related the cause of the attack.
One of the sailors complained to Captain Fell that several articles belonging to the crew had been stolen. Captain Fell gave orders for the bundles to be searched. When the bundles were examined, the missing property was found in them and returned to its rightful owners.
The natives were angered and, while on board the ship, one sprung at the captain, grasping him by the throat. Captain Fell threw off the native and sent all the natives on the ship to shore. Later, natives descended on the crew while they were holding church services on shore.
On August 10, 1893, Allen Gardiner, under command of Captain Robert Thompson, was seriously damaged during a storm. Captain Thompson was found to have acted wrongly by attempting to sail the ship in poor conditions and received "severe censure".