Name details

Fridtjof Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108920

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

in Gerlache Strait, SE of Wiencke Island, Danco Coast, was roughly charted by BeAE, 10-11 February 1898, and named Îlot Fridtjof probably after Dr Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), Norwegian Arctic explorer; Leader, trans-Greenland expedition, 1888-89, and Norwegian North Polar Expedition, 1893-96; Professor of Oceanography, Christiania (now Oslo) University, 1908-30; Nobel Laureate for peace, 1921-22 (Lecointe, map, 1899). Îlot Fridjof [sic] (Lecointe, 1900a, map facing p. 132). Fridtjof Island (Cook, 1900, map p.xx; BA chart 3205, 1.vi.1901; APC, 1955, p.10; BA chart 3572, 29.xi.1974). Île Fridtjof (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 5). Isola Fridbjof [sic] (Gerlache, 1902a). Isla Fritjof [sic] ([Jalour], 1907, p.37). Fridjof [sic] Ö (HA chart, 1928). Fridjof [sic] Island (BA chart 3205, 2.ix.1938). Isla Fridjof [sic] (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Isla Fridtjof (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.378; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.130). Islote Fridtjof (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.274). The island was recharted from John Biscoe, 1959-67. Isla Fridtjos [sic] (Chile. IGM map 9, 1966).

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Location

Latitude:
64° 53' 00.0" S
- 64.88333°
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Longitude:
63° 22' 00.0" W
- 63.36667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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