Name details

Tonkin Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111614

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

rising to c. 520m above Larsen Ice Shelf, E of Cape Church, Seligman Inlet, Bowman Coast, was probably seen from the air by Wilkins, 20 December 1928, and by Ellsworth in November 1935; photographed from the air in December 1940 (USHO, 1943, photograph facing p.270) and surveyed from the ground in January 1941 by USAS (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942); seen from a distance and roughly located by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1946-47; resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1947. Isla Mateo de Toro Zambrano, Isla Riquelme, referring to the N and S parts of this feature shown as two islands (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). Lewis Island, so called by RARE after Col. R. Lewis (Lewis Point, q.v.) (Ronne, 1949, map p.230 and p.291). Tonkin Island, after John Eliot Tonkin (1921-1996), FIDS general assistant, "Stonington Island", 1945-47, who in 1947 led a sledge party NE to Bowman Coast in order to reconnoitre a route to Larsen Ice Shelf (BA chart 3570, 27.vi.1952; APC, 1955, p.21; DCS 601 sheet 67 64, 1955). Isla Tonkin (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.690; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.278). Ostrov Tonkin (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
67° 49' 20.0" S
- 67.82222°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
65° 09' 00.0" W
- 65.15000°
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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:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
22-Jan-1951

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