Name details

Hansen Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109196

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

at head of Hanusse Bay, Loubet Coast, N of The Gullet and between Tickle Channel and Gunnel Channel, was seen from the air by BGLE, 25 February 1936, and roughly surveyed from the ground by that expedition in July 1936; called North Island in association with earlier names for Day Island (q.v.) and Wyatt Island (q.v.) (Rymill and others, 1938, p.141). Isla Tegualda, so called by CAE probably after a member of the expedition (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947). Following resurvey by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1948, the island was named Hansen Island after Leganger H. Hansen (1883-1948), Manager, Messrs Christian Salvesen's South Georgia Whaling Company station, Leith Harbour, South Georgia, 1916-37, who assisted BGLE (APC, 1955, p.11; BA, 1956, p.76; chart 3570, 21.ix.1957). Isla Hansen (Argentina. MM chart 132, 1960; Pierrou, 1970, p.415; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.148). [Hansen Point, South Georgia, is also named after L.H. Hansen (Hattersley-Smith, 1980b, p.45).]

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Location

Latitude:
67° 06' 00.0" S
- 67.10000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 36' 00.0" W
- 67.60000°
Unknown precision
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:
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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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