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Lagoon Islands

Lagoon Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Lagoon Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109694

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:


N-most of the LĂ©onie Islands (q.v.), Ryder Bay, Adelaide Island, were charted by BGLE in February 1936 and so named because with the island on its W side it forms a lagoon (Rymill, 1938b; APC, 1959a, p.8; BA, 1961, p.197; BAS 250P sheet SQ 19-20/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1978; BA chart 3462, 11.i.1980); surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in October 1948. Lagoon Islet (DCS 601 sheet 67 68, 1954; APC, 1955, p.13). Islote Laguna (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1957). The island was further charted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from HMS Endurance, 1976-77. As of APC(18)1st meeting (2018-05-10) the Committee decided to name this group Lagoon Islands, containing East and West Lagoon Island as opposed to keeping the previous name (singular, Lagoon Island).

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67° 35' 37.0" S
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68° 14' 24.0" W
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Not recorded
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BAS Ryder Bay topographic map 2006. BAS aerial photography 2005
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British Antarctic Survey
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BAS Ryder Bay topographic map 2006. BAS aerial photography 2005
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