Name details

Tetrad Islands

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111547

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

E of Borge Point (q.v.), Mikkelsen Harbour, Trinity Island, were charted by Borge (chart, [1915]). Following a survey by CAE, 1951-52, one of the islands was called Islote Gastón, probably after Gastón Kulczewski Silva, commanding "Base Prat" at the time (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.134; IHA, 1974, p.135), and the N-most and largest island was called Islote Leucotón after the expedition patrol ship Leucotón (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.134; IHA, 1974, p.183). Following air photography by FIDASE in 1956, the four small islands were named descriptively Tetrad Islands (APC, 1960, p.7; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961). Islote Entrada [=entrance islet], referring to the S-most island (Pierrou, 1970, p.442). Isla Gastón, as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.135). Tetras [sic] Islands (BA, 1974, p.180).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 55' 00.0" S
- 63.91667°
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Longitude:
60° 44' 00.0" W
- 60.73333°
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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:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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