Îlots des Apôtres (Crozet)

ÎLots Des ApôTres (Crozet)

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Îlots des Apôtres (Crozet)

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The Îlots des Apôtres () are a group of small and uninhabited rocky islands in the northwestern part of the Crozet Archipelago in the southern Indian Ocean, located at , north of Île aux Cochons, the largest of the Crozet Islands. Their total area is about . There are two larger islands (Île Grande - Big Island, and Île Petite - Little Island), together occupying almost 90 percent of the area. The highest peak is Mont Pierre ( on Île Grand. In addition, there are about 20 rocks, with elevations between . The largest islands and rocks, with together more than 95 percent of the area:

  • Île Grande (Big Island)
  • Île Petite (Little Island)
  • Rocher Nord (Northern Rock)
  • Rocher Fendu (Split Rock)
  • Le Donjon (The Keep)


The islands are very steep. Despite their small size, Île Grande reaches a height of , and Île Petite . The rocks and groups of rocks are listed from north to south:



In the night of July 1, 1875, the Strathmore, a three-masted ship sailing between the United Kingdom and New Zealand wrecked in the vicinity after striking a reef. 44 on the 89 passengers survived on Île Grande until January 21, 1876, when they were rescued by another ship.

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  • Ian Church, William Lesquin, John Nunn, Le naufrage du Strathmore en 1875 in...... ...
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