Name details

Solstreif Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111264

Feature type: Island

Origin

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:

Narrative

on E side of Foyn Harbour, Wilhelmina Bay, Danco Coast, S of Thor Island, was charted by BAE, 1920-22, and, following the usage of the whalers, named after the Norwegian whaling ship Solstreif (Kapt. Thorstensen) which was moored by the stern to the island in 1921-22, and probably in other seasons also (Lester, 1920-22a, Vol. 6, p.165; Lester and others, chart, [1921-22]; APC, 1960, p.7; BA, 1961, p.164; BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974). Solstreif Islands, referring collectively to the present feature, Thor Island and nearby small islands and rocks (Lester, 1920-22a, Vol. 6, p.165). Solstrief [sic] Island (Lester, 1921-22). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 33' 00.0" S
- 64.55000°
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Longitude:
62° 00' 00.0" W
- 62.00000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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