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Andersson Island

Andersson Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Andersson Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107515

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.

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off E end of Tabarin Peninsula, Trinity Peninsula, was roughly mapped from a distance by FAE, 1837-40, on 27 February 1838 and called (collectively with Jonassen Island) Île Rosamel (Rosamel Island, q.v.) (Vincendon-Dumoulin, atlas, 1847, Pl. 8); remapped by SwAE on 15 January 1902 and later named Île de l'Uruguay (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33), Uruguay-Insel (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, p.127), Uruguay Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del.1, end map), Isla Uruguay (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.702) or Uruguay Island (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.46; BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921), after the Argentine sloop-of-war Uruguay (Capt. (F) J. Irïzar) which rescued the SwAE party from Snow Hill Island, 8 November 1903. Isla Argentina, Isla Uruguai (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map).Île Uruguay (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Rosamel Island or Christmas Island, referring collectively to this island and Jonassen Island (Lester, 1920-22a, Vol. 1, p.52). Uruguay Ö (HA chart, 1928). Following resurvey by FIDS from Hope Bay , 1945-47, to avoid confusion with Uruguay Island (q.v.), Graham Coast, referred to frequently in BA, BGLE and FIDS publications, and despite its undoubted priority of naming, the present feature was renamed Andersson Island, after Dr Johan Gunnar Andersson (1874-1960), Swedish geologist and Second-in-command, SwAE, who wintered at Hope Bay in 1903; Director, Swedish Geological Institute, from 1909 (BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.4). Île Andersson (France. SHM, 1954, p.47). Anderson [sic] Island (USHO chart 6639, 1955). Isla Andersson (Chile. DNH chart 1400, 1961; IHA, 1974, p.27). Ostrov Anderson (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Isla Anderson (Chile. IGM map 5, 1966).

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63° 35' 00.0" S
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56° 35' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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