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Argentine Islands

Argentine Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Argentine Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107561

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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separated from Graham Coast by Penola Strait and including, from NE to SW, Fanfare, Irizar, Uruguay, Forge, Grotto, Corner, Galindez, Winter, Shelter, Skua, Leopard and Black islands and The Barchans, were roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05; named Îles Argentines after the Republic of Argentina (Charcot, 1906b, p.474; 1906a, map facing p.316). Îles Argentina (Gourdon, 1908, p.28). The islands were further charted in 1909 by FAE, 1908-10, and shown as Îles Argentine or Îles Argentines to include the present Anagram, Cruls and Roca islands (Charcot, 1910, p.158 and map p.267; 1912, Pl. 3). Argentine Islands (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914; 3213, 7.ii.1947; APC, 1955, p.4; DOS 210 Argentine Islands sheet, 1964). Argentine Islets (BA, 1916, p.406). Argentina Öyane (HA chart, 1927). The islands were recharted by BGLE in 1935-36 and shown in accordance with their present definition (Fleming and others, 1938, map facing p.576). Îlots Argentine (France. SHM, 1937, p.407). Islas Argentinas (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.72; Pierrou, 1970, p.170). Islas Argentina (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947). Argentina Saari (Andersson, 1948, map p.329). Islas Rep blica Argentina (Moreno, 1948, p.6). Isole Argentine (Zavatti, 1952, p.507). Islotes Argentinas (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.286). Îles Argentia [sic] (France. SHM, 1954, p.49). Argentinische-Inseln (Kosack, 1955a, end map). Argentijnse Eilanden (Knapp, 1958, p.568). The islands were surveyed by FIDS, 1958-61. Ilhas da Argentina (Fuchs and Hillary, [1959b], p.8). Argentskiye Ostrova (Nudel'man, 1960, loose map). Argentine Island, in error (USAF chart GNC 26, 1961). Islas Argentine (Chile. DNH chart 1502, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.32). Islas Argentines (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1963). The islands were further charted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from HMS Protector in 1964-65 (BA chart 3213, 23.ix.1967). [For the history of occupation of the islands see Faraday, Marina Point and Winter Island.]

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65° 15' 00.0" S
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64° 17' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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