Name details

Gourdin Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109076

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

largest of a group of islands off Prime Head, Trinity Peninsula, was roughly charted by FAE, 1837-40, 27 February 1838, and named Roche Gourdin after Enseigne de Vaisseau Jean-Marie Gourdin, of the French Navy, an officer in the expedition ship Astrolabe (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170; 1841, p.xxxvi; Vincendon-Dumoulin, atlas, 1847, Pl.8). Roca Gourdin (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Gourdin Rock (BA chart 3205, 1.vi.1901; 1948, p.184). Rocher Gourdin (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Gourdin Ö (HA chart, 1928). Gourdin Islet, following surveys by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1945-47 (BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.11). Islotes Gourdin, referring to all the islands in the group (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.241; Pierrou, 1970, p.397). Isla Gourdin (Argentina. MM chart FI, 1954). Islote Gourdin (Argentina. MM chart 124, 1957; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.140). Rocas Gourdin, referring to all the islands in the group (Argentina. MM, 1958a, p.261). Gourdin Island (APC, 1959a, p.7; BA, 1961, p.151; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). Ostrov Gurden (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Gourdon [sic] Island (BA, 1974, p.177).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 12' 00.0" S
- 63.20000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
57° 18' 00.0" W
- 57.30000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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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:
21-Nov-1949

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