Name details

Lion Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109847

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

NW side of Gerlache Strait separated from Anvers Island by Lion Sound, was charted by DI in 1927 and so named possibly after the earlier usage of whalers, the profile of the island suggesting a reclining lion when viewed from SW (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; APC, 1955, p.14; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). IÎle Lion (France. SHM, 1937, p.406). Isla León (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.479; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.182). Isla Lion (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949). Isla de Lion (Sgrosso, 1948, p.185). Leon (Kosack, 1955b, map facing p.88). The island was further charted by FIDS from Norsel in April 1955 and photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 41' 00.0" S
- 64.68333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
63° 08' 00.0" W
- 63.13333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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