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Piloto Luis Pardo

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

In a day like this but in 1916 Luis Antonio Pardo Villalón (20 September 1882 – 21 February 1935) a Chilean Navy officer, commanded the steam tug Yelcho to rescue the 22 stranded crewmen of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship, Endurance, part of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The crewmen were stranded on Elephant Island, an ice-covered mountainous island off the coast of Antarctica in the outer reaches of the South Shetland Islands, in the Southern Ocean.

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Source: Universidad de Chile, Public Domain,


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