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Puffball Islands

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110731

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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WNW of Cape Berteaux, Marguerite Bay, Fallières Coast, completely ice-covered and extending NE-SW, were photographed from the air by BGLE, 1 February 1937, but not recognized as islands among the surrounding icebergs; surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in October 1948; roughly charted by AAE and called Litten or Islotes Litten after Jacob Litten, an Argentine sailor aboard the frigate 25 de Mayo, who was killed in battle, 30 July 1826 (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.297, 305); in association with Mushroom Island (q.v.), named descriptively Puffball Islets (APC, 1955, p.17; DCS 601 sheet 68 68, 1955). Islote Litten, referring to the N-most island (Argentina. MM chart 133, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.486). Puffball Islands (APC, 1959a, p.10; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961; DOS 610 sheet W 69 68, 1963). Ostrov Litten, shown W of Cape Berteaux but presumably referring to the N-most island in the group (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Ostrov Pafboll (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Islotes Litten, referring to the N-most islands in the group (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.201; IHA, 1974, p.186). Islotes Puffball (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.201; IHA, 1974, p.232). Ostrova Pafboll (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). Puffball Island [sic] (BA, 1974, p.208). Litten Island, referring to an island in 68°50'S 68°28'W (position doubtful) (BA chart 4214, 10.x.1986).

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69° 02' 00.0" S
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68° 36' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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