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Lobel Island

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109876

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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one of the S-most of the Wauwermans Islands (q.v.), Wilhelm Archipelago. The name Île Loicq de Lobel, after M. Loicq de Lobel, a supporter of the expedition, was applied by FAE, 1903-05, to an island in this vicinity (Charcot, 1906b, p.475), and the form IÎle Loíc [sic] de Lobel was applied by FAE, 1908-10, to a group of islands in the vicinity (Matha and Rey, 1911, Pl.3). de Lobel ([referring to the W group of the Dannebrog Islands (q.v.)] USHO, 1943, p.135; [referring to the E group of the Dannebrog Islands] USHO, 1949, p.7). Loïe de Lobel Islands [sic] (USHO, 1943, p.133). Islas Loíe [sic] de Lobel, referring to the E group of Wauwermans Islands, including Pardoner Island and Wednesday Island (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.488). Following survey by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from John Biscoe in April 1952, the present island was called Johnston Island after Capt. W. Johnston (Mount Johnston, q.v.) ([Hunt], chart, [1952]; BA chart 3570, Grupo Loíe de Lobel (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.282). Islas Johnston, referring to the present feature and nearby islands (Argentina. MM chart 130, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.450). Isla Johnston (Argentina. MM, 1958b, p.142). The island was re-surveyed by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit and used for a triangulation station in February 1957. Lobel Island (APC, 1959a, p.8; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960).

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64° 59' 00.0" S
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63° 53' 00.0" W
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