Spert Island

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Spert Island
Spert Island is located in Antarctica
Spert Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
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
Population Uninhabited
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Spert Island 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).