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Paulet Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110527

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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rising to 355m SE of Dundee Island, was charted by Ross, 30 December 1842, and named after his friend and brother officer Capt. (later Adm.) Lord George Paulet, RN (1803-79) (BA chart 1238, 1844; Ross, 1847a, p.328; [in 63°36'S 55°56'W] BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; [co-ordinates corrected] APC, 1955, p.16; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1973). Paulet-Eiland (Ross, 1847b, p.382). IÎle Paulet (Vincendon-Dumoulin, 1847, Pl.43). Paulet Ø (Larsen, 1894a, p.131). Paulet Insel (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Following the loss of the SwAE ship Antarctic (Kapt. C.A. Larsen) in the pack ice of Erebus and Terror Gulf in February 1903, the crew reached Paulet Island and built a stone hut which they occupied from 28 February until 31 October 1903. Øen Paulet (Larsen, 1904, p.84). Paulet-Øen (Nordenskjöld, 1904b, p.174). Isla Paulet (Nordenskjöld, 1904c, lower map facing p.32; Pierrou, 1970, p.579; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.221). Isola Paulet (Faustini, 1904, p.6). Paulet-Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Isla de Poulet [sic] (Nordenskjöld, 1904c, p.31). Poulet Island (Irízar, 1904, p.590). Paulet Inlet [sic], in error (Sobral, 1904, p.104). Fauletinsel [sic], Paulet (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.29, 186). Paulet-Sziget (Shackleton, [1925], p.50). Paulet Ö (HA chart, 1928). Paulet Öya (Risting, 1929, map p.51). Pauletöen, Pauletøya (Aagaard, 1930, end map; 1944, p. 32). The island was visited and surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in January 1947; further surveyed from a distance by FIDS in December 1953 and photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Ostrov Pauletv (Bártl, 1958, map facing p.144). Ostrov Pole (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). A landing was made on the island by FIDS from Shackleton, 18-19 January 1961, when a trigonometric station was occupied. Ostrov Polet (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24).

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63° 35' 00.0" S
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55° 46' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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