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Porlier Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Porlier Bay (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: None recorded.
This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
The 3 km wide cove indenting for 1.6 km the N coast of Ioannes Paulus Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands. Entered between Punta del Medio and Black Point. British mapping in 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, Spanish in 1991, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009. Named after Brigadier Rosendo Porlier y Asteguieta (1771-1819), commander of a Spanish naval squadron whose flagship San Telmo sank off the island with 644 men on board including Porlier in September 1819. Remnants of the ship were found subsequently at the bay.
No images of this place could be found.