Alcock Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Alcock Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
Hughes Bay, Danco Coast, was called Penguin Island by BAE, 1920-22 (Bagshawe, 1921-22c, p.56 [sketch]); called Isla Telegrafista Arriagada by CAE, 1947, after Cabo 2° Carlos Arriagada Veas, radio telegraphist of the expedition and member of the wintering party at Discovery Bay, 1947 (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947); following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, named Alcock Island after Sir John William Alcock (1892-1919), English airman, who with Sir Arthur Whitten-Brown (1886-1948) made the first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight, 14-15 June 1919 (APC, 1960, p.2; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961). Isla Barros, after Capt. (N) Ramón Barros González, Commander of CAE, 1958-59 (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.40). Isla Arriagada, Islote Arriagada, as rejected forms (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.40). Isla Alcock (Argentina. AA, 1991, p.2)
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