Mount Michael

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Mount Michael (57°48′S 26°28′W / 57.800°S 26.467°W / -57.800; -26.467Coordinates: 57°48′S 26°28′W / 57.800°S 26.467°W / -57.800; -26.467) is an active volcanic mountain, 805 m (2640 ft), surmounting Saunders Island in the South Sandwich Islands. It is a part of the British Overseas Territory, the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and is one of the few volcanos in an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. The island was discovered by a British expedition under Cook in 1775, but the mountain was presumably first charted in 1820 by a Russian expedition under Bellingshausen. Recharted in 1930 by DI personnel on the Commander W.M. Carey, Royal Navy, captain of the Discovery II at the time of the survey.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Mount Michael" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).