Name details

Hugo Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109413

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

the most outlying island on the W side of the Antarctic Peninsula, N of Biscoe Islands, was probably sighted from Hertha (Capt. C.J. Evensen, Cape Evensen, q.v.) of the NWE, 1893-94, because an unnamed island of similar extent and in similar location appeared on sealers' charts of that time; roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05, in c. 64°58'S 65°48'W and named Île Victor Hugo, after Victor Marie Hugo (1802-85), French poet and novelist; grandfather of Dr J.-B. Charcot's first wife, née Jeanne Hugo (Charcot, 1906b, p.476; 1906a, map facing p.316; 1910, map facing p.370); further charted by FAE, 1908-10, on 13 January 1909. Victor Hugo Island (BA chart 1238, ix.1908; [in 64°59'S 65°46'W] APC, 1955, p.12). Île V. Hugo (Rouch, 1911, map facing p.18). Victor Hugo-Øen (Holtedahl and Mosby, 1928, p.228). Isla Belgica, after the BeAE expedition ship Belgica (Argentina. IGM map, 1945). Isla Victor Hugo (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.714; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.293). Victor Hugo Öya (Hansen, chart [no number], 1947). Ostrov Viktora Gyugo (Soviet Union. BSE, 1950, map following p.484). Victor Hugo (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.152). Victor Hugo Eiland (Knapp, 1958, p.587). Isola Victor Hugo (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 12-13). Ostrov Viktor-Gyugo (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Hugo Island (APC, 1960, p.5; BA chart 3570, 29.ix.1961; [co-ordinates corrected] 23.vii.1976; APC, 1977, p.17). Islas Victor Hugo, including rocks offlying E end of island (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1963). The island was recharted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from HMS Protector, 1966-67.

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Location

Latitude:
64° 57' 00.0" S
- 64.95000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
65° 45' 00.0" W
- 65.75000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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