Name details

Martin Islands

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110026

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

between Karelin Islands and Vieugué Island, E of Renaud Island, Biscoe Islands. The three SE-most islands in the group were called Islas Mataquito by CAE after a district in Chile (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947). The islands were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. The name Islas Martín was applied by AAE to the NW islands of the group, after Capt. Juan Alejandro Martín (1865-1966), of the Argentine Navy, Minister of the Navy, 1904-06, whose name was originally applied by FAE, 1903-05 and 1908-10, to the NE Pitt Islands (q.v.); at the same time the name Isla Vieugué (Vieugué Island, q.v.) was applied to the SE-most island of the group (Argentina. MM chart 130, 1957). Following surveys by FIDS from "Prospect Point", 1957-58, and in order to preserve FAE's original naming in the area, the name Martin Islands was applied to the whole group (APC, 1959a, p.9; BA chart 3573, 26.viii.1960). Islas Martín, referring to the whole group (Chile. DNH chart 1502, 1962; Pierrou, 1970, p.508; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.195).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 37' 00.0" S
- 65.61667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
65° 21' 00.0" W
- 65.35000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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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:
7-Jul-1959

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