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Dion Islands

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108517

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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off S coast of Adelaide Island, S of Woodfield Channel, including Consort, Courtier, Embassy and Emperor islands, Envoy, Jester and Noble rocks, and Consul and Regent reefs, were charted by FAE, 1908-10, and named Îles de Dion after Albert de Dion, Marquis de Dion (1856-1946), French engineer who developed a high-speed, light oil engine in 1895 and who donated to FAE equipment produced in the de Dion-Bouton works (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1). Dion Islands (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914; APC, 1959a, p.6; USBGN, 1960, p.3; BA chart 3577, 14.viii.1964). Dion Öyane (HA chart, 1927). Dion Island [sic] (USHO chart 1132, 1930). De Dion Islands (USHO, 1943, p.157). Isla [sic] Roca (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Roca Micalvi, presumably referring to this feature after the Chilean tender Micalvi (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). Dion Islets (BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; APC, 1955, p.8). Islotes Dion (Argentina. MM chart 109, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.314; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.103). The islands were surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1948-49, when an emperor penguin colony was discovered on Emperor Island (q.v.). The islands and rocks in the group are named after members of an emperor's court. Îlots Dion (France. SHM, 1954, p.49). De Dion Islets (USBGN, 1956, p.103). Ostrova Dion (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Islas Dion (Chile. IGM map 13, 1966). In 1967 the islands were designated SPA No. 8 under the Antarctic Treaty (FO, 1967, p.5-6).

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67° 53' 00.0" S
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68° 42' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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