Name details

Alcock Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 121666

Feature type: Island (5)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Island lying W of Charles Point in Hughes Bay, off the W coast of Graham Land. The name Penguin Island was used for the feature by whalers operating in the area in 1922. Since this name has not been used on published maps and is a duplication of an earlier name, it has been rejected and a new name substituted. Alcock Island is for Sir John W. Alcock (1892-1919), who, with Sir A. Whitten-Brown, made the first nonstop trans-Atlantic flight on June 14-15, 1919.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 14' 00.0" S
- 64.23333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
61° 08' 00.0" W
- 61.13333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1965

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