Refuge Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Refuge Islands (The name as it would appear on a map)
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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.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
forming N entrance point of Rymill Bay, Fallières Coast, were surveyed and named by BGLE in 1936, when the islands were used as a depot site on sledge journeys to George VI Sound (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.432; DCS 701 sheet G, 1950; APC, 1959a, p.10; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961; DOS 610 sheet W 68 66, 1963). Isla Refuge, referring to the largest island (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.272). Refugio (Vila Labra, 1947, map p.203). Isla Refujio (Chile. IGM map, 1947). Islas Refugio (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). Refuge Islets (BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; APC, 1955, p.17; DCS 601 sheet 68 66, 1955). The islands were resurveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1948-49. Refuge-Øya (Rønne, 1950b, p.116). Refuge Island, referring to the largest island (Nichols, 1953, p.18). Islotes Refugio (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.333; Pierrou, 1970, p.619; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.240). An Argentine refuge hut was established by personnel from "San Martín Station" on the largest of the islands, 28 April 1953, and called "Plumerillo" after the camp where Gen. J. San Martín organized the Army of the Andes in the Argentine War of Independence. Refuge Eilanden (Knapp, 1958, p.583). "Refugio de Plumerillo" (Pierrou, 1970, p.338).
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