This page presents the geographical name data for San Telmo Island in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): San Telmo Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13288
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 28' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 49' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.4666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.8166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964
Description (see definition): Island forming the W side of Shirreff Cove on the N coast of Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (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.
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Date Edited (see definition): No data