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Bob Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107851

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 S end of Wiencke Island, Danco Coast, was photographed and roughly mapped by BeAE on 9 February 1898; called Îlot Famine, because a landing party with short supplies was delayed here in its re-embarkation (Gerlache, 1900b, p.476); later named Îlot Bob (Lecointe, chart, 1899; Gerlache, 1900b). Bab [sic] Island (Cook, 1900, map p.xx). Île Famine (Lecointe, 1900a, p.34). Bob Islet (Arçtowski, 1901b, p.372; APC, 1958, p.4; BA chart 3572, 25.vii.1958). Isola Bob, Isolotto della Carestia (Famine), Isolotto della Fame (Gerlache, 1902a). Île Bob (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 5). Bob Island (Marr, 1935, p.379; APC, 1959a, p.4; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). During partial resurvey of the area by FIDS from "Port Lockroy" in 1944, the island was not found in the position indicated by Lecointe. Isla Bob (Argentina. MM 1953, p.270c; Pierrou, 1970, p.207; Argentina. AA, 1991, p. 7). Isla Bailey (Argentina. MM chart , 1954), Isla Bayley (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1954), after an officer of AAE. The island was resurveyed and identified with BeAE's original discovery by FIDS from Norsel in April 1955, when a landing was made. Duck Island (Bancroft, 1959, Fig. 11, facing p.102). Isla Poisson, after Capt. (C) Maurice Poisson Eatsman, a member of a moving detachment on CAE from 1947 (Poisson Hill, q.v.) (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.229). Bob Islet (Island) (USHO, 1963, p.159). Isla Poison [sic] (Chile. IGM map 9, 1966).

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64° 57' 00.0" S
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63° 27' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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