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Yalour Islands

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 112019

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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on E side of Penola Strait, Graham Coast, E of Argentine Islands, were roughly surveyed by FAE, 1903-05, in 1904 and named IÁles Jallour [sic] after Tte de Fragata (later Capt.) Jorge Yalour (also spelt Jalour), of the Argentine Navy, Second-in-Command of the sloop-of-war Uruguay (Uruguay Cove, q.v.) which, in 1904-05, was used to search for evidence of the safety and progress of FAE; Delegate of the Instituto Geogra fico Argentino on the Uruguay relief expedition for SwAE in 1903; in command for relief of Laurie Island, 1907-08 (Charcot, 1906b, p.474; 1912, Pl.3). IÁle Jallour [sic], referring to the largest island (Gourdon, 1908, end map). Jallour [sic] Islets (Charcot, [1911b], p.61; BA, 1916, p.406; 1948, p.204). Jallous [sic] Islets (St. Johnston, 1920, p.97). Jallour [sic] Islands (Holtedahl, 1929, p.24; USHO, 1943, p.142). IÁlots Jallour [sic], IÁlots Jalour (France. SHM, 1937, p.407). Jallour [sic] Isles (USHO, 1943, p.141). Isla Yalour, referring to the largest island (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Islotes Yalour (Argentina. MM chart 107, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.731). Jalour Islets (APC, 1955, p.12; BA, 1958, p.89). Yalour Islets (USBGN, 1956, p.331). The islands were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and resurveyed by FIDS-RN in 1958. Jalour Islands (APC, 1959a, p.8; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960; 29.xi.1974). Yalour Islands (DOS 610 sheet W 65 64, 1959; APC, 1960, p.8; USBGN, 1964, p.18; BA, 1977, p.6; chart 3573, 20.iv.1984). Islote [sic] Yalour, in error (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.307). South Island, referring to one of the central islands (Croxall and Kirkwood, 1979, Map 4.1.1).

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65° 15' 00.0" S
- 65.25000°
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64° 10' 00.0" W
- 64.16667°
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Not recorded
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