Name details

Omega Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110432

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

one of the Melchior Islands (q.v.), Dallmann Bay, was roughly charted by DI in 1927; further charted by USAS in 1941 and called Lystad Island after Capt. I. Lystad (Lystad Bay, q.v.) (Berlin and Shirley, chart, [1941]; Stewart, 1947, p.230); recharted by AAE in 1942 and 1943, and named Isla Omega from the last letter in the Greek alphabet, in association with the names of other islands in this group (Argentina. MM chart 101, 1946; Chile. IHA 1974, p.216). Omega Island (BA chart 3213, 18.vii.1947; APC, 1955, p.16; BA chart 3213, 25.iv.1952; 12.viii.1960). Isla Sobral, so called by AAE after Tte J.M. Sobral, of the Argentine Navy (Sobral Peninsula, q.v.) (Moreno, 1948, p.6; Argentina. MM chart 101, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.666).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 20' 00.0" S
- 64.33333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 56' 00.0" W
- 62.93333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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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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