Name details

Owen Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110466

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 Round Point and Pottinger Point, N King George Island, was charted by DI, 1934-35, and named possibly after Vice-Adm. William FitzWilliam Owen (1774-1857), naval hydrographer (Nelson and others, chart, 1935c; BA chart 3205, 1945; APC, 1955, p.16; DOS 610 sheet W 62 58, 1968). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Isla Redonda [=round island], in association with the point (Argentina. MM chart 126, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.618). Isla Round, as rejected form (Argentina. MM, 1957b, p.9).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
61° 55' 59.6" S
- 61.93322°
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Longitude:
58° 23' 18.9" W
- 58.38858°
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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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