Name details

Alcock Island

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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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107477

Feature type: Island

Origin

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:

Narrative

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)

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 14' 00.0" S
- 64.23333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
61° 08' 00.0" W
- 61.13333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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