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Renaud Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110841

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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largest of the Biscoe Islands (q.v.), extending from 65°31' to 65°53'S, was among the islands discovered by Biscoe, 17-18 February 1832; roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05, in 1904 when the name IÎle Pitt (Pitt Islands, q.v.) was apparently applied to this island (Charcot, [1911b], p.138; Bongrain, 1914, vues 19 and 24 following p.60); further charted by FAE, 1908-10, and renamed IÎle Renaud, after Marie-Joseph-Augustin Renaud (b. 1854), French hydrographer (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). IÎle Rabot, referring collectively to the present feature and Rabot Island (Bongrain, 1914, vue 26 following p.60). Renaud Island (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914; 3196, 12.xi.1948; APC, 1955, p.18; DOS 610 sheet W 65 64, 1959; BA chart 3570, 29.ix.1961). Renaud Öya (HA chart, 1927). The island was further charted by BGLE in 1935-36 (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.400). Pitt Island (Germany. OK chart 1061, 1938). Isla Renaud (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.96; Pierrou, 1970, p.622; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.240). Isla Doctor Orrego Luco, so called by CAE probably after a member of the expedition (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.201 and end map). The island was photographed from the air by AAE (Argentina. MM chart 130, 1957) and by FIDASE in 1956. Renaud (Argentina. MM, 1957b, p.149). Renaud Eiland (Knapp, 1958, p.584). Isola Renaud (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Renard [sic] (USAF chart 1976, 1959). Pitt Islands, in error (USHO, 1960, p.368, 2nd view). Ostrov Reno (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Renhud [sic] Island (USAF chart ASC-6, 1962). Isla Renard, as rejected name (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.200).

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65° 42' 00.0" S
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65° 57' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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