King Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
King Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island (5)
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:
A small island close to the south-central shore of Beascochea Bay, Graham Land. Mapped from air photos taken by Hunting Aerosurveys Ltd., 1956-57. Named by UK-APC for Charles Glen King, American biochemist who, with W.A. Waugh, in 1932, first identified the antiscorbutic component (ascorbic acid) from lemon juice, making possible the production of synthetic vitamin C to prevent scurvy.
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