Name details

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Fitzroy Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108818

Feature type: Island

Origin

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:

Narrative

N side of Neny Bay, Marguerite Bay, Fallières Coast, now partially overridden by Northeast Glacier, was roughly mapped by BGLE in 1936 and by USAS in 1941; surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1947 and named Fitzroy Islet, after the Falkland Islands Company ship Fitzroy (Capt. F.W. White), which visited the area in March 1947 bringing the Governor of the Falkland Islands, Sir Miles Clifford, to inspect the FIDS station (Adie, 1954, p.9; APC, 1955, p.10). The feature was incorrectly charted as three islands by CAE, 1947: Isla Bunster, Isla Estay, probably after F. Estay Cortéz (Islote Ministro Fidel Estay Cortéz, q.v.), and Teniente FACH Parodi (Chile. DNH chart 530, 1947). Fitzroy Island (APC, 1959a, p.6). Fitzroy Point (BA chart 3213, 22.ix.1967). Punta Fitzroy (Chile. IH chart 1604, 1969). Isla Teniente FACH Parodi, as rejected name (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.283). Fitzroy Island (Fitzroy Point) (BA, 1976, p.3).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 12' 00.0" S
- 68.20000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
66° 59' 00.0" W
- 66.98333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Mar-1955

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