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Dannebrog Islands

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108424

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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in N Wilhelm Archipelago (q.v.), Graham Coast, including Mumm Islands, Rollet Island and Rallier Island. These islands, together with the larger Booth Island, Hovgaard Island and Petermann Island (q.v.), were named collectively Kaiser Wilhelm Inseln after Kaiser Wilhelm II (Petermann, map, 1875b); sighted by BeAE in February 1898, when the name Îles Dannebrog was applied to the same islands after the Danish national flag, in recognition of support received by the expedition from Denmark (Lecointe, map, 1899). The latter name with its equivalents was gradually extended to include all the numerous small islands to W of the three main islands. Dannebrog Islands (BA chart 1238, viii.1900; APC, 1955, p.8; [referring to the islands as now defined and Myriad Islands] BA chart 3572, 25.vii.1958). Isola Danebrog [sic] (Gerlache, 1902a, end map). Isole Denebrog [sic] (Gerlache, 1902a). Îles Danebrog (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 5). Îles Dannebrog, referring to all islands W of Lemaire Channel and including Argentine Islands (Ar towski, 1908, p.29). Danebrogs [sic]-Eilanden (Ruys, 1905, p.114). Kaiser Wilh In (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.56, Fig.20). Dannebrogs Öyane (HA chart, 1927). Danebrogøene (Aagaard, 1934, p.479). Groupe Dannenbrog [sic], Îles Danenbrog [sic] or Îles Kaiser Wilhelm (France. SHM, 1937, p.407). Islas Dannebrog (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.96; Pierrou, 1970, p.293; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.92). Îles du Kaiser Wilhelm, Kaiser Wilhelm II Islands, as rejected names (USBGN, 1951, p.16). Grupo Dannebrog (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.140). Islotes Dannebrog (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.2). Following survey of the area by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from HMS Protector, 1957-58, the name Dannebrog Islands was restricted to the small islands lying NW of Booth Island, not including Vedel Islands (q.v.) to the S and Myriad Islands (q.v.) to the W (APC, 1959a, p.5; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960). Ostrova Dannebrog (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Islas del Grupo Dannebrog (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.168).

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65° 02' 00.0" S
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64° 06' 00.0" W
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