Name details

Biscoe, Islas

Biscoe, Islas (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Biscoe, Islas  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Chile Gazetteer Id 105193

Feature type: Island (5)

Origin

This name originates from Chile. It is part of the Chile Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

El nombre les fue dado por el apellido del capitán de navío John Biscoe, RN (Ret), quien dirigió la Expedición Británica de 1830-1832, en las naves "Tula" y "Lively", enviada por sus armadores, la empresa Enderby Brothers, de Londres. El capitán Biscoe exploró estas islas el 17 y 18 de febrero de 1832. Cordón de islas e islotes de 85 millas de largo, que se extiende paralelo a la costa occidental de Tierra de O'Higgins a una distancia media de 20 millas, desde las islas Pitt hasta el estrecho Matha. Las principales son: islas Pitt, isla Renaud, isla Rabot, isla Serrano e isla Watkins.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 51' 00.0" S
- 65.85000°
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Longitude:
66° 00' 00.0" W
- 66.00000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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Source Person:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

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Date approved:
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