Challenger Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Challenger 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:
N of Bluff Island, Danco Coast, was roughly mapped by SwAE and named after HMS Challenger, of the British Challenger Expedition, 1872-76 (Capt. G.S. Nares, RN) (Andersson, 1906, p.29; APC, 1960, p.3; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961). Challengerinsel (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, Pl. 4 facing p.116). Isla Chica [=small island] (Argentina. MM chart EE, 1954; Pierrou, 1970, p.286). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956-57. Isla Kahn, after Capt. (N) Alberto Kahn Wiegand, of the Chilean Navy, commanding CAE, 1952-53 (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.169). Isla Khan [sic] (Chile. DNH chart 1500, 1963).
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