Name details

Vega Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111745

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

on S side of entrance to Prince Gustav Channel, Trinity Peninsula, separated from James Ross Island by Herbert Sound (q.v.), was roughly charted as part of the larger island by Ross, 6 January 1843 (Ross, 1847a, p.344); surveyed by SwAE in October 1903, when its insularity was established, and named Vega Ön after the Swedish ship Vega used by Baron A. E. Nordenskiöld (uncle of the Leader of SwAE) in making the first voyage through the Northeast Passage, 1878-79 (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 2, end map). Île Vega (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33). Vega-Insel (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p.354). Vega Eiland (Ruys, 1905, map following p.88). Vegas Insel (Andersson, 1905, Karte 1 following p.58). Vega Island (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.304 and end map; BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.21; BAS 250 sheet SP21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). Isola Vega (Duse, 1907, p.248). Isla Vega (Riso Patron S., 1908, p.13; Pierrou, 1970, p.708; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.291). Vega Ö (HA chart, 1928). Vegaöen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Vegaøya (Aagaard, 1944, p.32). The island was resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in November-December 1945. Isla Alonso de Ercilla, so called by CAE after the Spanish author (Heroine Island, q.v.) (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.202). Ostrov Vega (Soviet Union. BSE, 1950, map following p.484). The island was further surveyed by FIDS, 1960-61.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 50' 00.0" S
- 63.83333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
57° 22' 00.0" W
- 57.36667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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