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Wiencke Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111932

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.

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S-most of the larger islands in Palmer Archipelago, separated from Anvers Island by Neumayer Channel (q.v.) and from Danco Coast by Gerlache Strait, was circumnavigated and roughly charted by BeAE, 8-9 February 1898, and named Île Wiencke after August-Karl Wiencke (1877-98), a sailor in the expedition ship Belgica who was drowned, 22 January 1898 (Lecointe, map, 1899; 1900a, map facing p.132). Wiencke Island (BA chart 1238, viii.1900; 3196, 12.xi.1948; APC, 1955, p.22; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). Isola Wiencke (Gerlache, 1902a). Wienckeinsel (Cook, 1903 p.97). Wienckes Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). The island was further charted by FAE, 1903-05, in March 1904, when a landing was made. Isla Wienke [sic] (Jalour, [1907b], p.37). Wiericke [sic] Eiland (Easton, 1913, map facing p.278). Wiencke Öya (HA chart, 1927). Wiencke Ö (HA chart, 1928). Wiencke-Øen (Holtedahl and Mosby, 1928, p.229). Wiencke-Øya (Holtedahl, 1942, p.89). The island was partly surveyed by FIDS from "Port Lockroy" in 1944. Isla Wiencke (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.726; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.301). Wiercke [sic] Island (James, 1949, p.[9]). The island was further surveyed by FIDS from "Arthur Harbour" and from Norsel in 1955, and photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956. Wiencko-Ön [sic] (Frödin, 1956, end map). Wiencke Eiland (Knapp, 1958, p.588). Weincke [sic] Island (USAF chart GNC 24, 1958). Anvers Island (q.v.), in error (USHO, 1960, p.362, 3rd view). Ostrov Vinke (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Wiencke (Hardy, 1967, p.404). Isla Wienkier [sic] (Johnson, 1972, p.89). [For details of occupation see Dorian Bay and Port Lockroy.]

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64° 49' 00.0" S
- 64.81667°
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63° 26' 00.0" W
- 63.43333°
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Not recorded
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