Name details

Webb Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111857

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 E coast of Wright Peninsula, Adelaide Island, was charted by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1909 and named Île Webb after Capt. (later Adm. Sir) Richard Webb, RN (1870-1950), commanding HMS Amethyst on E coast of South America, 1909-11, who was the first to welcome the FAE ship Pourquoi Pas? on her return to Montevideo in 1910 (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1; Bongrain, 1914, vue 34 following p.60). Webb Öya (HA chart, 1927). Webb Island (USAAF chart 1762, 1946; APC, 1955, p.22; BA chart 3570, 21.ix. 1957). Isla Escribiente Rebolledo, so called by CAE, 1947, after a naval writer on the expedition (Punta Escribiente Rebolledo, q.v.) (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). The island was surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in October 1948. Webb Islet (BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948). Islote Webb (Argentina. MM chart 132, 1957). Isla Webb (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.196; IHA, 1974, p.299). Islote Weeb [sic] (Argentina. MM chart H-717, 1969).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
67° 26' 52.0" S
- 67.44778°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 55' 33.0" W
- 67.92583°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Mar-1955

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