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Låvebrua Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109761

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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ESE of South Point, Deception Island, was charted by Foster in 1829; sometime after 1905 named descriptively by Norwegian whalers Laavbrua [=threshing floor bridge (a ramp in Norwegian barns)] (Holtedahl, 1929, p.44) or Lsvebrua (Isachsen, 1934, p.135); further charted by Johannessen, 1919-20, and called Bismark (Johannessen, chart, [1919-20]); recharted by DI in 1927. Islote Lautaro, so called by CAE, 1947, after the patrol ship Lautaro (Lautaro Island, q.v.) (Chile. DNH chart 501, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.179). Islote Chaco, so called by AAE, 1946-47, after the expedition transport ship Chaco (Argentina. IGM map, 1948). The island was recharted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit, 1948-49, and called Jon Islet after the younger son of Lieut. Cdr D.N. Penfold, RN (Penfold Point, q.v.), in charge of the Survey Unit (BA chart 3202, 23.ix.1949); later renamed Lvebrua Islet (BA chart 3202, 27.xi.1953; APC, 1955, p.13). Lvebrua (Jon) Islet (BA, 1952, p.12). Roca Nueva [=new rock], in error (New Rock, q.v.) (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.23a). IÎlot Lavebrua or IÎlot Jon, as alternative names (France. SHM, 1954, p.46). Lavebrua Islet (USHO, 1956, p.15). Lvebrua Island (APC, 1959a, p.8; DOS 310 Deception Island sheet, 1960). Lvebru [sic] Island, Lavebru Islet (BA, 1961, p.239, 436). Lavebrua Island (USOO chart 6943, 1963). Isla Vaebrua [sic] (Casertano, 1964, map p.34). Islotes [sic] Chaco (Pierrou, 1970, p.281). Islotes Laverbua [sic], as rejected form (Pierrou, 1970, p.281). Labebrua [sic] Islet (BA, 1974, p.170).

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63° 01' 18.0" S
- 63.02167°
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60° 34' 35.1" W
- 60.57642°
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Not recorded
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