Name details

Symington Islands

Symington Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Symington Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111492

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

between Pitt Islands, Biscoe Islands, and Grandidier Channel, Graham Coast, were roughly charted by AAE from air photographs in 1956, when the name Islotes Buen Tiempo [=good weather islets] was applied to non-existent islands to the N of these islands (Argentina. MM chart 130, 1957); photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and named after John Donald Lewis Symington (b. 1920), senior air photographer with the expedition (APC, 1959a, p.11; BA chart 3573, 26.viii.1960). Islotes Riquelme, probably after a Chilean naval signalman (Punta Riquelme, q.v.) (Chile. DNH chart 1502, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.242).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 27' 00.0" S
- 65.45000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
64° 57' 00.0" W
- 64.95000°
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:
7-Jul-1959

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