Name details

Monk Islands

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110205

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

rising 7m above sea level S of Meier Point, Coronation Island, were charted in 1912 by Sørlle who named the largest island Munken [=the monk] (Sørlle, chart, 1912). Munken Islets (BA, 1916, p.414). Munken Islands (BA chart 3175, 25.ix.1925). Islas Munken (Argentina. MM chart 31, 1930). The islands were recharted by DI in 1933. Monk Islands (BA chart 1775, 17.viii.1934; APC, 1959a, p.9; DOS 510 South Orkney Islands, West Sheet, 1963). Monk Islet (France. SHM, 1937, p.389; BA, 1942, p.39). Islote Monk (Argentina. MM, 1945, p.274). Monk Islets (BA, 1948, p.139; APC, 1955, p.15). Islotes Monje [=monk islets] (Argentina. MM chart 117, 1952). The islands were surveyed by FIDS from Signy, 1956-58. Isole Monje (Zavatti, 1958, Tav.10).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
60° 40' 00.0" S
- 60.66667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
45° 55' 00.0" W
- 45.91667°
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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:
20-Sep-1955

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