Name details

The Waifs

Waifs, The (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

The Waifs  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111801

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

group of small islands between Strath Point, Brabant Island, and Ryswyck Point, Parker Peninsula, Anvers Island, were roughly charted by BeAE in February 1898; recharted by DI in 1927 and so named probably after the usage of whalers (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; APC, 1955, p.22; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). Islotes Waifs (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.721; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.297). Les Waifs (France. SHM chart 5452, 1951). Islas Waifs (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.264). The Waifes [sic] (France. SHM, 1954, p.47). Waifs (USHO, 1956, p.27). The islands were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. The Waif, referring to the NE-most island used as a triangulation station by FIDASE, 1956-57 (Bancroft, 1959, Fig.11 facing p.102). Islotes The Waifs, as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.297).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 33' 00.0" S
- 64.55000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 43' 00.0" W
- 62.71667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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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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