ZILLAH

cutter icon

ZILLAH

Years Active: 1851-1908
Vessel Type: Wooden 1-masted Cutter
Cutter
Nationality: Falkland Islands
Former penguin egg carrier which was blown up after sinking whilst anchored in Stanley Harbour in August 1908 during ‘heavy’ weather.

Main Use:

Coaster

Years Active:

1851-1908

Power:

Sail

Built:

1851

Size:

13.62 Gross and Net tons
12.65 x 3.60 x 1.92 metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Main Use: Coaster
Built: 1851
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Size: 13.62 Gross and Net tons
Dimensions: 12.65 x 3.60 x 1.92 metres
On 29th March 1886, ZILLAH, Captain J. M. Gilchrist, arrived in Stanley for the first time, from London and Montevideo with a load of salt. — For the whole of her largely unspectacular working life in the Falklands, ZILLAH was used as a coaster, between Stanley and many Camp settlements. — In November 1905, the ZILLAH arrived in Stanley from Volunteer Rocks with 8,000 Rocky [Rockhopper penguin] eggs and sold them at 2/6d per hundred. – In September 1908, the Press reported: “The well-known cutter ZILLAH, which has done yeoman service in the Falklands for nearly 30 years, has come to her end. During the recent heavy weather, she filled and sank at her anchorage in Stanley Harbour, and it is not considered feasible to float her again.” – “An unsuccessful attempt to raise the ZILLAH, which as reported last month, sank in Stanley Harbour, was recently made, and we are afraid that nothing remains, but to blow up the wreckage, which might become a danger to local craft.”
On 29th March 1886, ZILLAH, Captain J. M. Gilchrist, arrived in Stanley for the first time, from London and Montevideo with a load of salt. — For the whole of her largely unspectacular working life in the Falklands, ZILLAH was used as a coaster, between Stanley and many Camp settlements. — In November 1905, the ZILLAH arrived in Stanley from Volunteer Rocks with 8,000 Rocky [Rockhopper penguin] eggs and sold them at 2/6d per hundred. – In September 1908, the Press reported: “The well-known cutter ZILLAH, which has done yeoman service in the Falklands for nearly 30 years, has come to her end. During the recent heavy weather, she filled and sank at her anchorage in Stanley Harbour, and it is not considered feasible to float her again.” – “An unsuccessful attempt to raise the ZILLAH, which as reported last month, sank in Stanley Harbour, was recently made, and we are afraid that nothing remains, but to blow up the wreckage, which might become a danger to local craft.”

Explore more wrecks and vessels through time

Vessel thumbnail
2 vessels
Vessel thumbnail
2 vessels
Vessel thumbnail
2 vessels
Vessel thumbnail
17 vessels
Vessel thumbnail
27 vessels
Vessel thumbnail
11 vessels
Vessel thumbnail
10 vessels
Vessel thumbnail
3 vessels
Vessel thumbnail
2 vessels
Vessel thumbnail
3 vessels

Find vessels on our Wreckmap