Name details

Hunt Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109428

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

off E coast of Brabant Island at SW end of Freud Passage, was roughly charted by BeAE in January 1898 (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 5); called Isla Jenie by CAE, 1947, after a relative of a member of the expedition (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.164); called Isla Pampa by AAE, 1947-48, after the transport ship Pampa, which took part in the expedition (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.573); surveyed by FIDS from Norsel in April 1955 and photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57; named Hunt Island after Lieut. Cdr (later Cdr) Frank William Hunt, RN (b. 1922), Officer-in-charge of the RN Hydrographic Survey Unit attached to FIDS, 1951-52, who made surveys in Bransfield Strait and the Palmer Archipelago area (APC, 1958, p.5; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). Pampa Island (USBGN, 1965, p.103).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 20' 00.0" S
- 64.33333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 09' 00.0" W
- 62.15000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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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:
4-Sep-1957

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