Name details

Turtle Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111691

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

NW-most of the Saffery Islands (q.v.), W of Black Head, Graham Coast, was surveyed by BGLE in August 1935 and named after the Mock Turtle, a boat built at the BGLE station on Winter Island, Argentine Islands (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.400; DCS 9 sheet C, 1948; APC, 1959a, p.12). Isla Turtle (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.96). Turtle Islands, referring to the group of islands (USHO, 1943, p.149). Islas Turtle, referring to the group of islands (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947). Turtle Islet (BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; [in 66°03'S 65°56'W] APC, 1955, p.21; DCS 601 sheet 66 64, 1955). Islas Tortuga [=turtle islands], referring to the group of islands (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.295). Islotes Tortugas (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.156). Islotes Tortuga, referring to the group of islands (Argentina. MM chart 131, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.692; Chile. IHA, 1974 p.280). Isla Tortuga (Alarcón and others, 1976, p.42).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 04' 00.0" S
- 66.06667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
65° 52' 00.0" W
- 65.86667°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
20-Sep-1955

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