Truant Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Truant 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:
off Pursuit Point, Wiencke Island, Palmer Archipelago, was not sighted when this area was charted by BeAE in February 1898 (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 5); charted by FAE, 1903-05 (Matha and Rey, 1911, Pl.3 following p.616). During survey of the area by FIDS from "Port Lockroy" in 1944, the island was not sighted and was not shown on DCS 9 sheet A, 1948, but was shown on BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948. Isla Vázquez, Isla Vásquez [sic], so called by AAE possibly after a member of the crew of the Argentine corvette Uruguay, 1904-05 (Cabo Vázquez q.v.) (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.250b, 348). Following resurvey of the area by FIDS from Norsel in April 1955, when its existence was confirmed, the island was named Truant Islet because of the way in which it had appeared and disappeared on successive maps and charts (APC, 1958, p.7; BA chart 3572, 25.vii.1958). Truant Island (APC, 1959a, p.12; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). Isla Rojas Parker, after Capt. (F) G. Rojas Parker (Ensenada Rojas, q.v.) (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.291). Vázquez Island (USBGN, 1965, p.107).
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