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Faure Islands

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108768

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 Marguerite Bay, S of Adelaide, including Dismal Island, Lurker Rock and Pipkin Rock, were charted by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1909 and named Îles Maurice Faure, after Emile-Louis-Maurice Faure (1850-1919), French scholar and statesman (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Maurice Faure Islands (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914; 1948, p.211). Maurice Faure Öyane (HA chart, 1927). Maurice Faure Island, following the work of USAS and incorrectly showing only one island (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942). Islas Mauricio Faure incorrectly shown in 67°57'S 69°15'W (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Islotes Harriague, so called by AAE after Capt. Silvano Harriague, of the Argentine Navy, commanding Primero de Mayo in 1943 (Argentina. MM chart 109, 1949). Islotes Maurice Faure ([incorrectly shown in 68°00'S 69°05'W] Argentina. MM chart 109, 1949; [correctly shown] Chile. IHA, 1974, p.197). The islands were surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1949. Faure Islands (USBGN, 1951, p.20; APC, 1959a, p.6; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961). Islotes Faure (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.297; [incorrectly shown in 68°00'S 69°07'W] Argentina. MM chart 133, 1957; [correctly indicated] Pierrou, 1970, p.360). Îlots Maurice Faure (France. SHM, 1954, p.49). Islotes Mauricio Faure (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.332). Faure Islets (APC, 1955, p.10; DCS 601 sheet 68 68, 1955). Maurice Faure (Faure) Islands (USHO, 1956, p.35). Faure Archipel, Faure Eilanden, Maurice Faure Eilanden (Knapp, 1958, p.573, 579). Islotes Marinero Ciotti, after an Argentine sailor (Kirkwood Islands, q.v.) (Argentina. MM, NM 140/15.viii.1959; chart 133, 1960). Ostrova For (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Marinero Ciotti (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1963).

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68° 06' 00.0" S
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68° 52' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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