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Rabot Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110773

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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one of the Biscoe Islands (q.v.), separated from S Renaud Island by Rodman Passage, was roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05, and named IÎle Rabot after Charles Rabot (1856-1944), French geographer and glaciologist, and Editor of La Géographie, of the Geographical Society of Paris, who assisted FAE, 1903-05, and who was Secretary of the Comité de Patronage and a member of the Commission des Traveaux Scientifiques of FAE, 1908-10, and who represented the Ministre de l'Instruction Publique at the reception for that expedition on its return to France (Charcot, 1906a, map facing p.316; 1906b, p.477; [referring collectively to the present feature and Renaud Island] Bongrain, 1914, vue 26 following p.60). Rabot Island (BA chart 1238, ix.1908; [in 65°43'S 66°09'W] 3196, 12.xi.1948; [in 65°52'S 66°10'W] APC, 1955, p.17; [co-ordinates corrected] DOS 610 sheet W6564, 1959; APC, 1977, p.27). Rabot Öya (HA chart, 1927). IÎle Rabut [sic] (France. SHM, 1937, p.408). Isla Rabot (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.96; Pierrou, 1970, p.615; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.237). Rabotöen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Rabot Islands [sic] (USAF chart (AP-38), 1947). Isla Claudio Gay, so called after the French author of Historia general de Chile (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.201 and end map). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. "Refugio Guillochón", probably after a member of the expedition to refer to the refuge hut established near the SW end of the island by AAE, 24 February 1957 (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.3). Rabot Eiland (Knapp, 1958, p.583). Isola Raboc [sic] (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Ostrov Rabo (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24).

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65° 54' 00.0" S
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65° 59' 00.0" W
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