Ardley Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Ardley 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:
W side of Maxwell Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands, was charted by DI in 1935 and named Ardley Peninsula after Lieut. Richard Arthur Blyth Ardley, RNR (1906-42), of Discovery II (Third Officer, 1929-31; Second Officer, 1931-33; Chief Officer, 1933-35) (Nelson and others, chart 1935c; BA, 1942, p.41; BA chart 1774, 9.vii.1948; APC, 1955, p.4). Penïnsula Ardley (Argentina. MM chart 104, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.170; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.32). An Argentine refuge, called "Ardley", was established here, 6 December 1953 (Thomas, 1956a, p.167). Penïnsula Hardley [sic] (Argentina. MM chart MU-I, 1954). Refugio Ballve , referring to the Argentine refuge renamed after Capt. (N) D. Horacio Ballvé, of the Argentine Navy, who in 1902 established a geomagnetic observatory on Isla Año Nuevo, Tierra del Fuego, to work with Antarctic expeditions at that time (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.44; Pierrou, 1970, p.189). Air photographs by FIDASE in December 1956 showed the feature to be an island, and it was renamed Ardley Island (APC, 1960, p.2; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Ostrov Ardli (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 175). "Bal've", referring to the refuge (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24). Poluostrov Ardli (Grikurov and Polyakov, 1968, p.17). Ardley Island (Admiralty chart 1774, 8.vi.1990) Península Ballvé (Argentina. AA, 1991 p.5) Ilha Ardley ( Brazil. Península Fildes map, 1984).
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