Name details

Buff Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108004

Feature type: Island

Origin

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:

Narrative

SW of Joubin Islands and W of Bismarck Strait, was charted and named Buffoon Island by BGLE in January 1935 (Rymill, 1938b). Buff Island (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942; BA chart 3205, 1945; APC, 1959a, p. 5; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960). Islotes Buff, referring collectively to this island and Walsham Rocks (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p. 223). Islote Edmundo (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947). Buff Öya (Hansen, chart [no number], 1947). Buff Islet (BA, 1948, p. 190; APC, 1955, p. 6; BA chart 3572, 25.vii.1958). Islas Bluff [sic] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.258). The island was recharted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit, 1956-58. Islas Buff (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p. 115). Joubin Islets, in error (USHO, 1960, p. 365, 3rd view). Bluff [sic] Island (USHO, 1961, p. 164). Islote Buff (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p. 58).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 50' 00.0" S
- 64.83333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
64° 36' 00.0" W
- 64.60000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
20-Sep-1955

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