Name details

Psi Islands

Psi Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Psi Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110728

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

off W coast of Lambda Island, Melchior Islands (q.v.), Dallmann Bay, were charted by AAE, 1942-43, and named Islotes Psi after the twenty-third letter in the Greek alphabet, in association with the names of other islands in this group (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.232). Psi Islands (BA chart 3213, 18.vii.1947; APC, 1959a, p.10; BA chart 3213, 12.viii.1960). The islands were further charted by AAE, 1947-48. Psi Islets (BA, 1948, p.192; chart 3213, 6.x.1950; APC, 1955, p.17). Islotes Ballesteros, so called by AAE probably after a member of the expedition (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.332). Islotes Lamadrid, so called by AAE probably after a member of the expedition (Argentina. MM chart 101, 1957). The names Islotes El Sur, Islotes El Ilustrado, Islotes La Hora, Islotes El Imparcial, Islotes La OpiniĆ³n and Islotes Prensa Austral, after Chilean newspapers (whose names were also applied to individual islands in the group) were rejected as names for the group as a whole (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.232).

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Location

Latitude:
64° 18' 00.0" S
- 64.30000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
63° 01' 00.0" W
- 63.01667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
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:
20-Sep-1955

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