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Hoseason Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109388

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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N of Liège Island and separated from Trinity Island to E by Gerlache Strait, was roughly charted late in 1824 by James Hoseason, First Mate in the British sealer Sprightly (Capt. E. Hughes) (Sprightly Island, Hughes Bay, q.v.) and named Hoseason's Island after him (Powell, chart, 1828). Hoseason had previously served in the brig Williams (Capt. W. Smith) in 1819. "On 7th January, 1829, Capt. Foster, RN, of HMS Chanticleer, landed at Cape Possession [q.v.], and named it Prince William Land in honour of the then Lord High Admiral" (Clarence Island, q.v.) (BA, 1930, p.80). This implies that the name Prince William Land was given either to Chanticleer Island (q.v.) or to the present feature, but study of the original charts and narrative of Foster's voyage (Foster and Kendall, chart, [1829b]; Webster, 1834) shows that the name was intended to refer to the N part of Danco Coast (q.v.) or to Palmer Archipelago (q.v.). IÎle Hoseason (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). Hoseason Island (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.12; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Isla Hoseason (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861; Pierrou, 1970, p.431; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.155). Hoseason Insel (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Hoseason Island (Liège Island), referring to one island covering the area of both (BA chart 3205, The island was further charted by FAE, 1903-05, which reported that the current BA chart wrongly identified Hoseason Island with Liège Island, and that the existence of the former was in doubt until the FAE survey (Charcot, 1906a, p.245, 252). Hoseason Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Isla Liège (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 2, end map). Isla de Hoseason (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Haseau [sic] Island (Charcot, 1905a, p.499). Isla Hoscason [sic], Isla Hotscason [sic] (Jalour, [1907b], p.37). Hoseason Ö (HA chart, 1928). Hoseason-Öya (Risting, 1929, map p.33). Hoseasonöen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). The island was recharted by DI, December 1930-January 1931 (Carey and Nelson, 1931b). Hoseasonøen (Aagaard, 1931). Hoseason Islands [sic] (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942). Isla Almirante Blanco Encalada, Isla Blanco Encalada, after Almte Manuel Blanco Encalada (1790-1878), of the Argentine Navy; President of Chile in 1826 (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.201 and end map). Isla Hossman [sic], probably referring to this feature (Moreno, 1948, p.6). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956. Hoseason (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.116). Isola Haseasan [sic] (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 12-13). Ostrov Khoziason (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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63° 46' 00.0" S
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61° 40' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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