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Penguin Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110561

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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SE of Turret Point, King George Island, between King George Bay (q.v.) and Sherratt Bay, rising to the young volcanic crater of Deacon Peak (q.v.), was roughly charted by Bransfield, 22 January 1820, and so named because of the numerous penguins which disputed the landing of a party for water (Bransfield, chart, [1820a]; Bone, 1821, p.712-13; BA chart [no number], 1822; 3205, 2.ix.1938; APC, 1955, p.17; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Penguins Island (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]). Pinguin Island (Pendleton, 1821-23, 23 November 1821). Penguin Isle (Powell, chart, 1822a). IÎle des Pingouins (Eyriès and Malte-Brun, 1823, map facing p.237). Georges Island, in association with King George Bay (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Georges Insel (Weddell, 1827, third end map). Pinguin Insel (Fildes, 1827, p.466). IÎle Penguin (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). Isla Penguin (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.224). Penguin Insel (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Isola Penguin (Gerlache, 1902a, end map). IÎle Pingouin (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). J. Penguiar [sic] (Bongrain, 1914, Pl.2 (upper photograph) following p.60). Penguin Ö (HA chart, 1928). The island was recharted by DI in 1937, when a landing was made for astronomical observations on 12 January (Hill, 1937). Isla Pingüino (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.593). Islote Penguin (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.208a). Ostrov Penguin (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Penguin (González-Ferrán and Vergara, 1972, map Fig.1, p.191). Ostrov Pingvin (Govorukha and Simonov, 1973, map Fig.1, p.9). Wyspy Pingwina (Birkenmajer, 1982b, p.173).

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62° 06' 08.7" S
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57° 55' 32.9" W
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Not recorded
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