Name details

Spert Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111320

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

off W coast of Trinity Island (q.v.), Palmer Archipelago, was known to nineteenth-century sealers; charted by SwAE in 1902 and called Île Duse after Lieut. S.A. Duse (Duse Bay, q.v.) (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33). Cape Charles (q.v.), in error (Wilson, chart, 1917). Farewell Rock (q.v.), in error (USAAF chart 1737, 1946). Isla Despedida [=farewell island], in error (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.312; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.100). Roca Farewell, in error (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948). Roca Despedida, in error (Argentina. MM chart OO, 1954). Following air photography by FIDASE in 1956 and in association with Trinity Island, the feature was named Spert Island after Sir Thomas Spert (d. 1541), Controller of the King's Ships in the time of Henry VIII; Founder and first Master of the Mariners of England, which became the Corporation of Trinity House in 1514 (APC, 1960, p.7; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 51' 00.0" S
- 63.85000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 57' 00.0" W
- 60.95000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
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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