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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Feature type: Island
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:
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).
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