Francis Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Francis Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
If this information is incorrect, please e-mail email@example.com
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.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
rising to 705m above Larsen Ice Shelf, off Whirlwind Inlet, Bowman Coast, was probably seen from the air by Wilkins, 20 December 1928, and by Ellsworth in November 1935; photographed from the air by USAS in December 1940, when it was described as two separate islands (USHO, 1943, p.270 and photograph facing p.270); identified as one island by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1946-47, and surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1947; called Robinson Island by RARE after W.S. Robinson (Cape Robinson, q.v.) (Ronne, 1949, map p.230); named Francis Island after Samuel John Francis (1915-83), FIDS surveyor, "Hope Bay", 1946-48, who surveyed the island (BA chart 3570, 27.vi.1952; APC, 1955, p.10; DCS 601 sheet 67 64, 1955). Isla Robinson (Argentina. MM chart N-"P"-1, 1952). Frances [sic] Island (BA, 1954, p.44). Isla Francis (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.374; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.129). Ostrov Fransis (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).
No images of this place could be found.