Name details

Thor Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111572

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 side of Foyn Harbour, Nansen Island, Wilhelmina Bay, Danco Coast, was charted by BAE, 1920-22, and named South Thor Island (in contrast with North Thor Island, q.v.) after the whaling factory ship ThorI, which was moored to the island in the 1921-22 season and probably in other seasons also (Lester and others, chart, [1921-22]); photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Thor Island (APC, 1960, p.8; BA, 1961, p.164; BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 33' 00.0" S
- 64.55000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 00' 00.0" W
- 62.00000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
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:
23-Sep-1960

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