West Melchior Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
West Melchior Islands (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 group of small ice-covered islands and rocks which lie W of The Sound in the Melchior Islands, Palmer Archipelago. The islands E of The Sound are called East Melchior Islands. The name was probably given by DI personnel who roughly surveyed these islands in 1927. The islands were surveyed by Argentine expeditions in 1942, 1943 and 1948.
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