Name details

Head Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109244

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

near head of Hackapike Bay, Parker Peninsula, Anvers Island, was roughly charted by BGLE in January 1936 and so named from its position in the bay (Rymill, 1938b; USHO chart 6650, 1947; APC, 1959a, p.7; BA chart 3213, 12.viii.1960). Isla Cabeza [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart 510, 1947). Head Islet (BA chart 3213, 6.x.1950; APC, 1955, p.11). Islote Head (Chile. DNH chart 510, 1955; IHA, 1974, p.150). Air photographs by FIDASE in 1956 show the island half-connected to Anvers Island through encroachment of glacier ice from the S, and air photographs by USN in 1969 show it completely connected. The island does not appear on BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 31' 00.0" S
- 64.51667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 55' 00.0" W
- 62.91667°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
20-Sep-1955

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