Compass Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Compass 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:
in S Marguerite Bay, Falliéres Coast, was photographed from the air by BGLE, 1 February 1937; surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1948-49, and named Compass Islet because of difficulties experienced there with compass bearings, at first thought to be due to local variation, but later proved to be due to substitution of iron for copper wire in an anorak hood (APC, 1955, p. 7; DCS 601 sheet 68 66, 1955). Compass Islets, in error (BA, 1956, p. 109). Compass Island (APC, 1959a, BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961). Islote Compßs (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.201). Islote Compass (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.81).
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