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Hovgaard Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109398

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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between Booth Island and Petermann Island, Graham Coast, was discovered by GAE, 1873-74, and named Krogmann-Insel after H. Krogmann (Krogmann Point q.v.) ([Petermann], 1875a). Krogmann I. (Petermann, map, 1875b). The island was roughly charted as a new discovery by BeAE, 12 February 1898, and renamed IÎle Hovgaard after Kapt. Andreas Peter Hovgaard (1853-1910), of the Royal Danish Navy, who assisted in preparations for BeAE; meteorologist with the Swedish Vega Expedition, 1878-80 (A.E. Nordenskjöld) through the Northeast Passage (Lecointe, map, 1899). Hovgaard Island (Cook, 1900, map p.xx; Charcot, 1905b, map facing p.592; BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914; APC, 1955, p.12; DOS 610 sheet W 65 64, 1959). Hovgaard (Arçtowski, 1901b, map facing p.464). Hovgaard Insel (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Hovgaards Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). In February 1904, the island was recharted as GAE's original discovery by FAE, 1903-05, but to avoid confusion BeAE's name was retained (Charcot, 1906b, p.18). IÎle Hovgard [sic] (Charcot, 1906b, p.474). IÎle Krogmann (IÎle Hovgaard) (Charcot, 1906a, map facing p. 316). Isla Hovgaaxd [sic] (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Isla Howgaard [sic] (Gourdon, [1910], p.136). IÎle Krogmann-Hovgaard (Matha and Rey, 1911, p.33). Hovgard [sic] Island (Charcot, [1911b], p.53). Krogmann (Hovgaard) Island (BA, 1916, p.406). Hovgaard Öya (HA chart, 1927). IÎle Hovgaard or IÎle Krogmann (France. SHM, 1937, p.407). Isla Hovgaard (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.96; Pierrou, 1970, p.432; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.156). Hovgaard Island (Krogmann Island), Hovgaarg [sic] Island (USHO, 1943, p.137-38). Havgaarg [sic] Island, amended to Havgaard [sic] Island (USHO, 1949, p.7). IÎle Howgaard [sic], as rejected form (USBGN, 1956, p.164). Krogman [sic] Island (USHO, 1956, p.30). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and further charted by FIDS-RN in 1958. Hovgaard Eiland (Knapp, 1958, p.575).

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65° 08' 00.0" S
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64° 07' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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