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Rugged Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110975

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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off W coast of Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, forming S side of New Plymouth, was charted by nineteenth-century sealers and called Ragged Island in February 1820 by Capt. J.P. Sheffield (Cape Sheffield, q.v.), probably from its indented coastline (Palmer, 1820-21, 12 November 1820; Fanning, 1834, p.431). Ragged Iland [sic] (Palmer, 1820-21). Raged [sic] Island (Burdick, 1820-21, 18 December 1820; [quoting Capt. J. Davis' log of Cecilia] Stackpole, 1955, p.39). Ragid [sic] Island (Burdick, 1820-21, 9 January 1821). The island was later named Rugged Island from its rugged appearance (Palmer, 1820-21; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; [in 62°26'S 61°15'W] BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.18; [co-ordinates corrected] BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; APC, 1977, p.28). Ruged [sic] Island, quoting Capt. C. Burdick's log of Huntress, 20 January 1821 (Stackpole, 1955, p.42). Lloyd(')s or Rugged Island (Powell, chart, 1822a; 1822b, p.4). IÎle Lloyd (Eyriès and Malte-Brun, 1823, map facing p.237). IÎle Lloyd's, IÎle Rugged (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Ragged Insel, Ragged Eiland, Zacken Insel [=toothed island], Rugged Insel (Weddell, 1827, p.452-54 and third end map). Lloyd's Island (Powell, chart, 1828). Isla Rugged (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Lloyd od Rugged Insel (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Rugget [sic] Insel (Fricker, 1898, map p.122). IÎle Ragged (Gerlache, 1900a, p.389). Isla Bugged [sic] ([Irízar], 1903, map facing p.4). Rugged Ö (HA chart, 1928). Ragged Island (Rugged Island) (USAAF chart 1737, 1946). Isla Rugosa [=rugose island] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.218; Pierrou, 1970, p.639; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.250). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Rugged Eiland (Knapp, 1958, p.584). Isola Rugged (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Rugged (Ragged) Island (USHO, 1963, p.129).

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62° 37' 58.8" S
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61° 15' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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