Bransfield Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Bransfield 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:
E entrance of Antarctic Sound, separated from d'Urville Island by Burden Passage. The N coast was roughly charted by Bransfield in January-February 1820 (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]). The name Point Bransfield was given by Ross on 30 December 1842 to what he described as "the low western termination of the land" (Joinville Island, at that time thought to be joined to Dundee Island and d'Urville Island), after Edward Bransfield, Master, RN (Bransfield Strait, q.v.) (Ross, 1847a, p.329). Bransfield Point (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921), Bransfield P. (HA chart, 1928), Brandsfield [sic] Point (France. SHM, 1937, p.402), Punta Bransfield (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947), all shown as W extremity of d'Urville Island, with the much smaller island not charted. Following survey by FIDS from Trepassey in January 1947, this W extremity was shown to be an island and named Bransfield Island (BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.6; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1973). Isla Bransfield (Chile. DNH chart L, 1951; Pierrou, 1970, p.214; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.53). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from Hope Bay , 1960-62. Ostrov Bransfild (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).
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