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Henkes Islands

Henkes Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Henkes Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109270

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.

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S of Adelaide and SW of Crosse Passage, Adelaide Island, including Biggs Island, Crouch Island, Dean Rocks, Preston Island and Worth Reef, were roughly charted by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1909, but their limits were undefined; named IÎlots Henkes, after Hr Henkes, Norwegian Director of the Sociedad Ballenera de Magallanes [Magellan Whaling Company], Punta Arenas, who assisted FAE (Charcot, 1910, p.25; 1912, Pl.1 and 2). Henkes Islets, shown extending from their actual position NW along the coast towards Cape Adriasola (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914; DCS 601 sheet 67 68, 1954; [in 67 44'S 69 10'W] APC, 1955, p.11). Henkes Öyane (HA chart, 1927). Henkes Islands, still incorrectly shown (Wilkins, 1929, map facing p.374; APC, 1959a, p.7; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961). Grupo Blanco Encalada, after Almte M. Blanco Encalada (Hoseason Island, q.v.) (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). Islotes Henkes ([referring to a limited group SW of Avian Island] Argentina. MM chart 132, 1947; [extending NW towards Cape Adriasola] Argentina. MM chart 109, 1949; [correctly shown] Argentina. MM chart 132, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.420; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.150). Islote Henke [sic] (Argentina. MM, 1959a, p.253). Ostrova Khenkes (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Following surveys by BAS from Adelaide in 1961 and by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from HMS Protector in 1963, the name Henkes Islands was redefined with the limits given above (APC, 1964, p.3; BA chart 3577, 14.viii.1964). Henkes Island [sic] (Moe and DeLaca, 1976, p.23).

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67° 48' 00.0" S
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68° 57' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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