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Hope Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109370

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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rising 35m above sea level W of Turnbull Point, d'Urville Island, was charted as an island c.5km in diameter in c. 63°05'S 57°07'W and so named by Bransfield between 30 January and 1 February 1820 (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]; Baird, 1821, p.233; BA chart [no number], 1822). Hope Isle (Powell, chart, 1822a). IÎle Hope (Eyriès and Malte-Brun, 1823, map facing p.237). Hope Insel (Weddell, 1827, third end map; [in 63°00'S 56°55'W] Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). The island was recharted as a new discovery by FAE, 1837-40, on 27 February 1838 in c.63°01'S 56°40'W, and called IÎle Daussy probably after a member of FAE (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; Vincendon-Dumoulin, atlas, 1847, Pl.8). The two peaks of Mount Percy (q.v.) were probably mistaken for the present feature by USEE in 1839. Isla Daussy (Spain. DH chart, 1861). Daussy Island (Findlay, 1871, p.6; BA chart 3205, Hope Is. (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol.2, first end map), Hope Öarna (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del.1, end map), Islas Hope (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map) or Hope Islands (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316) in the approximate position of Zélée Rocks (q.v.). IÎles Daussey [sic], in the position given by FAE, 1837-40 (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Hope Inseln, in the approximate position of Zélée Rocks (Nordenskjöld, 1917, map facing p.68). Hope Island (Daussy Island) (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; [in 63°02'S 56 57'W] 2.ix.1938). Hope Ö (HA chart, 1928). Hope Island (Dausay Island) (Daussy Island) (USHO, 1943, p.109). The position of the island was fixed by FIDS from Trepassey in 1946-47. Isla Esperanza [=hope island] (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.346). Isla Hope (Argentina. MM chart 103, 1949; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.155). Hope Island, correctly positioned (BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1949; APC, 1955, p.12; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1973). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Ostrov Khop (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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63° 02' 00.0" S
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56° 50' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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