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Cruls Islands

Cruls Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Cruls Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108372

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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WNW of Argentine Islands, Graham Coast, were roughly charted by BeAE in February 1898 in c. 65 13'S 65 00'W and named Îles Cruls, after Luis Cruls, Belgian astronomer and Director of the Observatory, Rio de Janiero, who assisted the expedition during the outward voyage in September 1897 (Gerlache, 1902b, p.59; Lecointe, 1903, Cartes 4 and 6); further charted by FAE, 1903-05, when the name Île Roca (Roca Islands, q.v.) was applied to an island in c. 65 14'S 64 40'W (Charcot, 1906a, map facing p.316). Îles Quintana ,apparently referring to this feature (Quintana Island, q.v.) (Gourdon, 1908, p.29). The area was resurveyed by FAE, 1908-10, when the name Îles Crulls [sic] was applied to a group of islands in c. 65 16'S 64 27'W (Anagram Islands, q.v.) (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 3). Following further survey by BGLE in 1935-36, the name Crulls Islands was applied to the present feature but the application was arbitrary because of discrepancies between successive surveys (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.400; BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948). Islas Crulls (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.96). Quintana Islands (USHO, 1943, p.303). Crulls Islets (BA, 1948, p.203). Cruls Islands (BA chart 3570,; APC, 1959a, p.5; DOS sheet W 65 64, 1959). Cruls Islets (BA, 1952, p.27; APC, 1955, p.8; BA chart 3570, 21.ix.1957). Islotes Quintana (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.290; [referring collectively to Cruls Islands and Roca Islands] Argentina. MM, 1956, p.100). The islands were photographed from the air by helicopter from HMS Protector in 1958. Islotes Cruls ([referring to a non-existent group of islands NW of the present feature] Argentina. MM chart 130, 1957; [shown correctly] Chile. DNH chart 1502, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.87). Cruls (Crulls) (USHO, 1961, p.173). Islotes Crulz [sic] (Argentina. MM, NM 131/1.x.1962; Pierrou, 1970, p.275). Islotes Crulls, as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.87).

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65° 12' 00.0" S
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64° 34' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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