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Veier Head

Veier Head (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Veier Head  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111746

Feature type: Head


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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S point of Jason Peninsula, Oscar II Coast, and SW entrance point of Stratton Inlet, was roughly charted by Larsen, 9 December 1893, when the name Veier Ø was applied to a supposed small island in c.66°40'S 60°45'W, after Veierland or Veierøen in Tønsbergfjorden, Norway, the home of Søren Andersen, First Mate in the expedition ship Jason, who first sighted the feature (Larsen, 1894a, map p.120 and p.125). Veier-Insel, Veier-Inseln (Schück, 1894, p.140). Veier Island (RSGS, 1894, p.491; Wilkins, 1929, p.383; Joerg, 1937, map facing p.444; [in 66°26'S 61°30'W] USBGN, 1947, p.245; BA, 1948, p.184). Veier Öen (Larsen, 1894b, p.339). Vejr [sic] Öen (Cocks, 1894). The name was later incorrectly translated into various forms meaning "weather island". Weather Island (Larsen, 1894b, p.339; Bartholomew, map, 1898a; BA chart 1240, iii.1901). Wetter-Insel (Schück, 1894, p.140). Veier Ø(Wetter-Insel), Wetter-Insel (Veier Ø) (Petersen, 1895a, p.260, 265). Wetter-(Veir-)[sic] Insel (Friederichsen, 1895, p.303). Île Wetter (Lecointe, map, 1899). Île du Temps, Veirö [sic] (Gerlache, 1900a, p.409). Wetter Island (BA chart 1238, iii.1901; 1916, p.409; chart 1240, 9.i.1942). Isola Veier (Gerlache, 1902a). Isla Veiro [sic] ([Irízar], 1903, map facing p.128). Isla Wotter [sic] ([Irízar], 1903, map facing p.4). Va der Ön, Île Veier, Weather Island (Va derön) (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del.2, end map; 1904c, map p.388; 1905, p.61). Weer [sic] Eiland (Ruys, 1905, map following p.88). Wetter-Eiland (Nordenskjöld and others, 1907, p.32). Isla Weather (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Wetter-Ön (Palander, 1914, map p.16). Weather Eiland (Shackleton, [1921], end map). Veier-Öya (Risting, 1929, map p.33). Vaerøen (Aagaard, 1930, Bd.1, p.228). Veier Ö (Hansen, atlas, 1936, chart 1). Vier [sic] Island (Ellsworth, 1937, map facing p.296). Insel Wetter (Stocks, chart, 1941). Veierön (Andersson, 1944, p.134). Veierøya (Aagaard, 1944, p.32). Isla Wetter (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Isla Veier (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Isla Veir [sic] (Chile. IGM map, 1947). Survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1947 showed land between 65°58'S and 66°28'S, in c.61°45'W, but failed to establish the nature of the present feature because of poor visibility. Isla Diego Portales, so called by CAE after Diego Portales (1793-1837), Chilean statesman (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.202 and end map). Ostrov Veyer (Baranov and others, 1954, map p.283). Following survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in September 1955, the feature originally charted as an island by Larsen was found to be a small peninsula forming the S part of Jason Peninsula. Veier Head, referring to the S point of the small peninsula (APC, 1958, p.7; BA chart 3570, 29.ix.1961; USBGN, 1964, p.18). Veierv Ostrov (Bártl, 1958, map facing p.144). Isola Weter [sic], Isola Wetter (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 7, 9). Península Veier, referring to the small peninsula (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.227; IHA, 1974, p.291).

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66° 29' 00.0" S
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61° 41' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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