Name details

Wideopen Islands

Wideopen Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Wideopen Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111930

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

rising up to 60m above sea level E of d'Urville Island, off NE entrance of Larsen Channel, were roughly surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" and charted by AAE, 1953-54. The following names were applied by AAE respectively to the NE, W and SE islands in the group. Islotes Furque, after a sailor in the Argentine sloop-of-war Uruguay (Uruguay Cove, q.v.) in 1903-04 (Argentina. MM chart 124, 1957). Islotes Libertad, after the Argentine home town of one of the officers in the AAE tugboat Chiriguano (Argentina. MM chart 124, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.483). Islotes Morales, after the Argentine sailor José Martín Morales in Uruguay, 1903-04 (Argentina. MM chart 124, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.530). The islands were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and the name Wideopen Islets was applied to the whole group because of its exposed and isolated position on the S side of Bransfield Strait (APC, 1958, p.7). Wideopen Islands (APC, 1959a, p.12; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1973). Islote Furque, referring to the largest island (Pierrou, 1970, p.379).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 00' 00.0" S
- 63.00000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
55° 48' 00.0" W
- 55.80000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

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:
4-Sep-1957

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