Name details

Biggs Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 122513

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

Small island forming the easternmost of the Henkes Islands, off the S end of Adelaide Island. Named by the UK-APC in 1963 for Thomas Biggs, a Falkland Islander, coxswain of the launch of RRS John Biscoe which was used by the RN Hydrographic Survey Unit to chart this island in 1963.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
67° 48' 00.0" S
- 67.80000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
68° 53' 00.0" W
- 68.88333°
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-1964

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