Name details

Useful Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111720

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

off Andvord Bay, Danco Coast, W of Rongé Island, was roughly charted by BeAE in February 1898; recharted by DI in 1927 and so named possibly after the usage of whalers (BA chart 3205, 1.iii.1929; APC, 1959a, p.12; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). Isla Util [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.705). Useful Islet (BA, 1948, p.195; chart 3213, 6.x.1950; APC, 1955, p.21). Isla Useful (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949). Punta Util, referring to the N point of the island (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.284). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Lemaire Island (q.v.), in error (USAF chart 1762, 1959). Islote Useful (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.288).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 43' 00.0" S
- 64.71667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 52' 00.0" W
- 62.86667°
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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