Spert Island

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Spert Island
Ant-pen-map-Trinity-Island.PNG
Location of Trinity Island in the Antarctic Peninsula region.
Geography
Coordinates 63°51′S 60°57′W / 63.850°S 60.950°W / -63.850; -60.950Coordinates: 63°51′S 60°57′W / 63.850°S 60.950°W / -63.850; -60.950
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Country
Demographics
Population 0
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Spert Island (63°51′S 60°57′W / 63.850°S 60.950°W / -63.850; -60.950) is an island lying off the west extremity of Trinity Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. Charted by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition under Nordenskjold, 1901-04. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960 for Sir Thomas Spert, Controller of the King's Ships in the time of Henry VIII, founder and first Master of the Mariners of England, which later became the Corporation of Trinity House.

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