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Nansen Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110293

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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in the outer part of Wilhelmina Bay, Danco Coast, was roughly charted by BeAE, 24 January 1898, together with Enterprise Island (q.v.) as one island, which was called Île Nansen after Dr Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), Norwegian Arctic explorer and oceanographer; Leader of Norwegian trans-Greenland expedition, 1888-89, and of First Norwegian Expedition in the Fram, 1893-96; Professor of Oceanography, Oslo University, 1908-30; Nobel Laureate for peace, 1922 (Lecointe, 1900a, p.30 and map facing p.132). Nansen Island, referring to the two islands as one (BA chart 1238, vii.1900). Nansen Insel (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol.2, first end map). Nansens Ön (Nordenskjöld, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Isla de Monsen [sic] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Isla Nansen (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map; Chile. IHA, 1974, p. 207). The two islands were recharted as separate features by BAE, 1920-22. South Nansen, referring to the present feature (Lester's amendments to Johannessen chart, [1919-20]). South Nansen Island (Lester, 1920-22a, Vol.6, p.117; Bagshawe, 1939, p.175). Nansen Islands, referring collectively to the two islands (Lester and others, chart, [1921-22]). Nansen Ö (HA chart, 1928). Nansen Island (BA, 1930, p.81; [in 64°32'S 61°58'W] chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.15; [co-ordinates corrected] BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959; APC, 1960, p.6; BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974). Isla Nansen Sur (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.246; Pierrou, 1970, p.539). Islas Nansen, referring collectively to the present feature and Enterprise Island (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.246). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Lavoisier Island (q.v.), in error (USHO, 1961, p.147).

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64° 35' 00.0" S
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62° 05' 00.0" W
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