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St. Christopher Shipwreck

Pay homage to a beached vessel that serves as a monument to shipwrecks, in a region where historical explorers, including Darwin, ventured.

St. Christopher Shipwreck is a grounded boat that was part of the British Royal Navy in World War II. Built in 1943, the rescue tug played a role in the war before being sold, used commercially and then getting snagged on shore in Ushuaia in southern Argentina. Note how the boat rests at a slant in the Beagle Channel.

Capture photos of the majestic ship from the 1940s. When skies are overcast, the photo may appear like a luminous J.M.W. Turner watercolor. Incorporate the snow-capped mountains and boats of the surrounding harbor into your picture.

The boat is 165 feet (50 meters) long and is made of wood. Admire the elegant design of the ship, which has a black lower half and a white upper half. It was finally depleted of its oil reserves in 2004.

Despite being part of the British Navy, the St. Christopher was initially built in the United States. The British initially knew it as the HMS Justice. After being sold for salvage operations in the south of Argentina, it suffered engine problems and was eventually beached in 1957.

After finding out about the ship’s intriguing World War II history, enhance your knowledge of the region’s military history with a visit to the nearby Malvinas Memorial. It is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Falklands War in 1982.

See the shipwreck for free at any time, as it is lit up at night. However, the boat interior is not open to the public.

St. Christopher Shipwreck is in the dock area of Ushuaia. It is about 490 feet (150 meters) south of the city’s southern coast and is just west of the Puerto de Ushuaia in an area full of bars and restaurants. Farther west, find the Malvinas Memorial and the Bahia Encerrada (Closed Bay).


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Lennox Hotel $93
Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019
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Lennox Hotel

Lennox Hotel

San Martin 776, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
     
    4.0 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Good breakfast. Goood whirlpool bath. Helpful staff.

    Hotel Canal Beagle $68
    Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
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    Hotel Canal Beagle

    Hotel Canal Beagle

    Av. Maipu 547, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
       
      4.2 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Great location, breakfast has a lot of choice. The parking is indoor too. The staff went out of their way to make our atay enjoyable, thank you

      Alto Andino $85
      Reviewed on May 19, 2019
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      Alto Andino

      Alto Andino

      Gobernador Paz 868, Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego
         
        4.4 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0

        Staying here for two nights during our visit to Ushuaia. The hotel located in a very central location and within walking distance to shops and restaurants. The receptionist spoke good English and did her best to make our stay comfortable. The bed was very comfortable and the room was clean. Clean ...

        Albatros Hotel
        Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019
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        Albatros Hotel

        Albatros Hotel

        Maipu 505, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
           
          3.6 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0

          Staff was great. Ran out of hot water during shower.

          La Vela $52
          Reviewed on Mar 23, 2019
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          La Vela

          La Vela

          Gobernador Deloqui 849, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
             
            4.5 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Central location. High standard of the property. xxxxxxxxxxx

            Hotel Cap Polonio $41
            Reviewed on Feb 17, 2019
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            Hotel Cap Polonio

            Hotel Cap Polonio

            Av. San Martín 746, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
               
              3.8 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0

              We stayed here for three nights while exploring Ushuaia. It's a nice simple hotel well located in the middle of town. The room was very large and clean. I'd definitely stay here again.

              Hotel De Los Andes
              Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018
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              Hotel De Los Andes

              Hotel De Los Andes

              San Martín 753, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
                 
                3.8 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Great Location, Helpful Staff, Breakfast OK and limited

                Hotel Mil 810 $72
                Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019
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                Hotel Mil 810

                Hotel Mil 810

                25 DE MAYO 245, Ushuaia
                   
                  4.0 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Very good hotel, good location, good breakfast, nice staff, but laundry cost was excessive and diner option not worth it. Still definitely recommend.