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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
San Telmo Island (USA) 62° 28' 00.0" S 60° 49' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 131166 Place ID: 12677

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.

Telmo Island (GBR) 62° 28' 24.6" S 60° 49' 30.8" W Island
Name ID: 111527 Place ID: 12677

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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