Desolation Island, South Shetland Islands
Desolation Island and Blythe Bay
The island is V-shaped with its northern coast deeply indented. Its surface area is 1.2 square miles.
The island was discovered on 15 October 1819 by Captain William Smith in the British merchant brig Williams during his second visit to the islands. Smith had earlier discovered the South Shetland Islands, and today Smith Island in the group is named after him.
The anchorage Blythe Bay at the southeast side of Desolation Island was frequented by the early nineteenth century British and American sealers.
- L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4
|The South Shetland Islands, British Antarctic Territory|
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