Kirkwood Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Kirkwood Islands (The name as it would appear on a map)
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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.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
SW side of Faure Passage, Marguerite Bay, Fallières Coast. The names Islas Iquique, applied by CAE after the Chilean naval frigate Iquique (Iquique Cove, q.v.) (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947) and Islotes del Centro [=centre islets], applied by AAE (Argentina. MM chart 109, 1949), probably refer to these islands, which were also called Gabbro Islands by RARE in 1948 from the type of rock exposed (Nichols, 1955, p.45). The islands were roughly charted in February 1949 and further charted in February 1950 by FIDS from John Biscoe; named Kirkwood Islets after Cdr (later Capt.) Henry Kirkwood, RN (1910-77), commanding John Biscoe, 1948-50; in Discovery II, 1933-35, 1935-37 and 1937-38, as Lieut., RNR; commanding HMNZS Endeavour (ex-John Biscoe) on TAE, 1955-58 (APC, 1955, p.13; DCS 601 sheet 68 68, 1955). Islotes Harriague, referring to these islands or to Faure Islands (q.v.) (Argentina. MM, 1956, p.105). Kirkwood Islands (APC, 1959a, p.8; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961). Islotes Marinero Ciotti, so called by AAE after a sailor in the Argentine hydrographic ship Madryn, 1942-43, who died on active service (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1960; Pierrou, 1970, p.505). Islotes Kirkwood (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.193; IHA, 1974, p.171). Ostrova Marinero-Chotti (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Kirkwood Island [sic] (US DMAAC chart JNC-117N, 1975).
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