Name details

Embassy Islands

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 124801

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

Two small islands, the westernmost of the Dion Islands, lying 7 mi S of Adelaide Island. The Dion Islands were first sighted and roughly charted in 1909 by the FrAE under Charcot. This feature was surveyed in 1949 by the FIDS and named Embassy Rock by the UK-APC because of its detached position in association with Emperor Island. In 1963 the British Royal Navy Hydrographic Survey Unit found there were two islands, not one as previously supposed.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
67° 53' 00.0" S
- 67.88333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
68° 45' 00.0" W
- 68.75000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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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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