Patella Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Patella Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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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.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
NW of King Point, Joinville Island, was called Isla Ruiz by AAE, possibly after a member of the expedition (Argentina. MM, 1956, p.115); surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1953 and named Patella Islet because it resembles a limpet (Patella) in shape (APC, 1958, p.6). Patella Island (APC, 1959a, p.9; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1973).
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