Herthainsel (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Herthainsel (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island (2b)
This name originates from Germany. It is part of the Germany Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
An island 2 km NW of Castorinsel, located in the Robbeninseln (English name Seal Nunataks), off the E coast of Antarctic Peninsula. Discovered during expedition 1893/94 (vessels 'Jason' and 'Hertha') under the Norwegian Captain Carl Anton Larsen, financed by the Hamburg Company Woltereck & Robertson. First seen and mapped as an island in December 1893 by Captain C.A. Larsen, who named it after the Hertha, a ship which combined sealing and exploring activities along the W coast of Antarctic Peninsula under Captain C.J. Evensen in 1893/94. It was determined to be a nunatak by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition under Nordenskjöld during a sledge journey in 1902.
The island is named by J. Petersen after the Norwegian sealing and expedition vessel 'Hertha'.
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