Name details

Somerville Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111271

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

SE side of Grandidier Channel, NW of Darboux Island, Graham Coast, was roughly charted by FAE, 1908-10, in 1909 and named Îlot Sommerville [sic] after D.M. Crichton-Somerville, British-born resident of Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway, who selected and supervised the making of much of the FAE polar clothing and equipment (Rickmers Glacier, q.v.) (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 3). Sommerville [sic] Island (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.400; DCS 9 sheet C, 1948). Islas Somerville, including nearby rocks (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Sommerville [sic] Islet (BA, 1948, p.204; chart 3196, 12.xi.1948). Islotes Sommerville [sic], including nearby rocks (Argentina. MM chart 107, 1949). Somerville Islet (BA, 1952, p.27; APC, 1955, p.19). Islote Somerville (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.286; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.265). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Islotes Somerville, including nearby rocks (Argentina. MM chart 130, 1957). Islote Sommerville [sic] (Argentina. MM, 1957b, p.10; Pierrou, 1970, p.668). Somerville Island (APC, 1959a, p.11; DOS 610 sheet W 65 64, 1959).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 23' 00.0" S
- 65.38333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
64° 20' 00.0" W
- 64.33333°
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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:
20-Sep-1955

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