top of page

The Yelcho


A Chilean tugboat built in Scotland in 1906, the Yelcho was an unlikely savior. The ship was completely unsuited to her mission in Antarctic waters. She had no heating and only one hull. Still, the 120 ft. ship succeeded where three others had failed.

Recent Posts

See All

A Classic Shackleton Moment...

April 12, 1916 - Orde-Lees' Journal - excerpt As we and the day advanced, the weather deteriorated but the sun's disc was sufficiently visible through the haze for Captain Worsley to get the much desi

Comments

Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
bottom of page