Name details

San Telmo Island

San Telmo Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

San Telmo Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 131166

Feature type: Island (5)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Island forming the W side of Shirreff Cove on the N coast of Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Named by the UK-APC in 1958 after the Spanish vessel San Telmo, which left Cadiz with the Alexandro, Prueba and Very severe weather was encountered in Drake Passage and the the Primeroso-Mariana in about 61S, 60W, but hawser after hawser parted and she was ultimately left to her fate in about 62S. Some of her spars and her anchor-stock were found by sealers on nearby Half Moon Beach in about 1821.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 28' 00.0" S
- 62.46667°
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Longitude:
60° 49' 00.0" W
- 60.81667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1964

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