Surprise Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Surprise Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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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.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
rising 5m above sea level SW of Cape Adriasola, Adelaide Island, was roughly charted by CAE, 1947, and named Roca Sorpresa [=surprise rock] (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). Grupo Sorpresa, Rocas Sorpresa (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.297, 347). The island was recharted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from HMS Protector in 1963. Surprise Island (BA, 1963, p.15; APC, 1964, p.4; BA chart 3577, 14.viii.1964). Surprise Rock (BA, 1963, p.31). Sorpresa Rock (USBGN, 1965, p.105).
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