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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


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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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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64° 57' 00.0" S
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65° 45' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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