Name details

Tail Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 132448

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

Circular island 1.25 mi in diameter and 130 m high, lying midway between Egg Island and Eagle Island in the NE part of Prince Gustav Channel. Islands in this area were first seen by a party under J. Gunnar Andersson of the SwedAE, 1901-04. Tail Island was charted by the FIDS in 1945, and so named by them because of its relative position to Eagle and Beak Islands.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 40' 00.0" S
- 63.66667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
57° 37' 00.0" W
- 57.61667°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
130 m
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-1952

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