Name details

Bransfield Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 122869

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 nearly 5 mi long, lying 3 mi SW of D'Urville Island off the NE end of Antarctic Peninsula. The name Point Bransfield, after Edward Bransfield, Master, RN, was given in 1842 by a British expedition under Ross to the low western termination of what is now the Joinville Island group. A 1947 survey by the FIDS determined that this western termination is a separate island.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 11' 00.0" S
- 63.18333°
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Longitude:
56° 36' 00.0" W
- 56.60000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1952

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