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Seymour Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111126

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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NE of Snow Hill Island, separated from James Ross Island by Admiralty Sound, was sighted by Ross, 6 January 1843, described as the NE headland of the sound and, as such, named Cape Seymour after Rear Adm. (later Adm. of the Fleet) Sir George Francis Seymour, RN (1787-1870), a Lord of the Admiralty, 1841-44 (BA chart 1238, 1844; Ross, 1847a, p.343; BA, 1916, p.401). Cabo Seymour (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). The feature was roughly charted by Larsen, 1892-93 and 1893-94, when its insularity was determined; landings were made, 2 December 1892 and 18 November 1893, when the first fossils recorded from the Antarctic were collected, and the island was claimed for Norway (Schück, 1894, p.139). Cap Seymour (Larsen, 1894a, p.114). Seymour, Seymour Point (Murray, 1894, p.197). Seymour Insel (Friederischsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Seymore [sic] Island (Donald, 1896, p.636). The island was further charted by SwAE in 1902-03. Kap Seymour (Andersson, 1903, p.140). Isla Saymour [sic] (Sobral, 1904, p.207). Capo Seymour (Faustini, 1904, p.5). IÎle Seymour (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33). Seymour-Inseln (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, p.161). Seymour Island (Nordenskjöld, 1904f, map facing p.128; BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; APC, 1955, p.19; DOS 610 sheet W 64 56, 1961). Seymour-Øen (Larsen, 1904, p.81). Seymour Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Seymour-Øern, Isla de Seymur [sic], Isla Seymur, Cabo Seymur (Nordenskjöld, 1904b, p.169; 1904c, p.13, 19 and upper map facing p.32). Isla de Seymour (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Seymour Eiland (Ruys, 1905, map following p.88). Isla Seymour (Irízar, [1907], p.73; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.257). Kaap Seymour (Nordenskjöld and others, 1907, p.34). Isola Seymour (Duse, 1907, p.44). Isla Seymor [sic] (Hoxmark, 1924). Seymour Ö (HA chart, 1928). Seymour-Öya (Risting, 1929, map p.51). Seymouröen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). The island was surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1945-47. Isla Vicecomodoro Marambio, so called by AAE after Vicecomodoro Gustavo Argentino Marambio, of the Argentine Navy, first Chief of the Fuerza Aérea de Tareas Antárticas, who died on active service (Argentina. MM chart 124, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.714). Ostrov Seymourv (Bártl, 1958, map facing p.144). Ostrov Simor (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). The island was photographed from the air by USN in 1964. The Argentine station "Vicecomodoro Marambio" was established in October 1969 near the shore at the NW end of Cross Valley (BAS 250 sheet SQ 21-22/1 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1974). The island was rephotographed from the air by USN and from the helicopter of HMS Endurance in 1969. "Marambio" (González-Ferrán, 1971, p.5). Isla Segman [sic] (Chile. IH chart 58, 1971). Isla Marambio (Malagnino and others, 1975, map p.491). The island was further photographed from the air by BAS in 1979 and mapped from air photographs by the Institute of Polar Studies, Ohio State University, in 1983, with several changes in the coastal outline.

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64° 17' 00.0" S
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56° 45' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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