Torgersen Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Torgersen 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:
in entrance of Arthur Harbour, Anvers Island, W of "Palmer Station", was surveyed by FIDS in 1955 and named Torgersen Islet after Torstein Torgersen (b. 1918), First Mate in Norsel (Norsel Point, q.v.), 1954-55, who was the first to enter Arthur Harbour, 28 February 1955, preceding the ship by sounding boat (APC, 1958, p.7; BA chart 3572, 25.vii.1958). Torgersen Island (APC, 1959a, p.12; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960; DOS 210 Arthur Harbour sheet, 1963; BA chart 3213, 22.ix.1967). Isla Torgersen (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.168; IHA, 1974, p.278). Islote Torgesen [sic], as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.278).
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