Telmo Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Telmo Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
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forming W side of Shirreff Cove, N Livingston Island, was described in 1821 by Fildes, who also recorded that some spars and an anchor stock of the Spanish ship San Telmo (Capt. Joaquin Toledo) were found by sealers on Half Moon Beach (q.v.) at about that time (Fildes, 1821a). San Telmo left Cadiz in company with Alexandro, Primeroso-Mariana and Prueba on a voyage to Lima, 10 May 1819, but became dismasted and without steerage in a storm in Drake passage. She was taken in tow by Primeroso-Mariana in c. 61°S 60°W but, the tow failing, she was finally left to her fate in c. 62°S, 4 September 1819 (Gould, 1941, p.212). Following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, the island was named after the Spanish ship (APC, 1959a, p.11; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). San Telmo Island (USBGN, 1964a, p.16).
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