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Name Official number Flag IMO
YELCHO    CHL   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1906  23/06/1906  7/1906 
Vessel type Vessel description
Tug Salvage  Steel Screw Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
George Brown & Co, Greenock Garvel Shipyard  34 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
219 grt /  / 467 displ 120 ft  23 ft  9 ft 9 in   
Engine builder Muir & Houston Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
C2cyl 350ihp 10kn, 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Sociedad Ganadera e Industrial Yelcho y Palena, Puerto Montt, Chile      
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1908 Chilean Navy
1958 Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada (ASMAR), Talcahuano 
Vessel history
Built for cargo and towing operations on Chilean coast
1908 commissioned into Chilean Navy as a patrol vessel
August 1916 loaned by the Government of Chile to the explorer Ernest Shackleton to reach his men on Elephant Island in Antartica
1945 used as a tender at the navy's Petty Officer School (Escuela de Grumetes) until 1958. 
Remarks
The prow is preserved as a monument at Puerto Williams, Chile 
End year Fate / Status
1962  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
1962 scrapped by Asmar (at Punta Arenas?) 
 

 



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