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Wilhelm Archipelago

Wilhelm Archipelago (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Wilhelm Archipelago  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111942

Feature type: Archipelago


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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consists of all islands and rocks N and W of Graham Coast, S of Bismarck Strait and N of Southwind Passage, lying between Palmer Archipelago and Biscoe Islands, extending W to Lumus Rock and including from N to S Wauwermans Islands, Dannebrog Islands, Myriad Islands, Booth Island, Hovgaard Island, Vedel Islands, Petermann Island, Roca Islands, Cruls Islands, Anagram Islands, Argentine Islands, Jalour Islands, Betbeder Islands (q.v.) and offliers. The W islands of the archipelago were sighted by Bis- coe in February 1832 (Biscoe, 1830-33b; 1901, p.332). The archipelago was roughly charted by GAE, 1873-74, in January 1874 and named Kaiser Wilhelm Inseln after Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), Emperor of Germany, 1888-1918 (Petermann, map, 1875b; Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Emperor William Islands (Markham, 1885, Pl. 2). Kaiser Wilhelm Islands (Larsen, 1894b; Bartholomew, map, 1898a). Île Empereur Guillaume (Lecointe, map, 1899). Emperor William Island [sic] (Cook, 1900, map p.xx). King William Archipelago, King William Islands (Arçtowski, 1901b, p.368). Îles du Kaiser Wilhelm (Charcot, 1906a, map facing p.316). Archipel des Îles Kaiser-Wilhelm (Charcot, 1910, p.47). Archipel du Kaiser Wilhelm (Matha and Rey, 1911, p.31). Keiser Wilhelm Öer, Kaiser Wilhelmgruppen, Keiser Wilhelmøene (Aagaard, 1930, end map; 1931). Kaiser Wilhelm II Islands (USHO, 1943, p.135). Keiser Wilhelmgruppen (Aagaard, 1947, p.963). The N islands in the archipelago were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Keizer Wilhelm Eilanden (Knapp, 1958, p.577). Wilhelm Archipelago ([all islands N and W of Graham Coast, between Cape Renard and Cape Tuxen, S of Bismarck Strait and extending W to Lumus Rock] APC, 1959a, p.12; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960; [as now defined] 29.xi.1974; APC, 1975, p.5).

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65° 08' 00.0" S
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64° 20' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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