Clarence Island

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

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

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Place ID: 2713
Name ID: 108211

Feature type: Island


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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E-most of the South Shetland Islands, was discovered and roughly charted by Bransfield, who landed at Cape Bowles on 4 February 1820; named Clarence's Island after Prince William, Duke of Clarence (1765-1837); Lord High Admiral of England, 1827-28; later William IV, King of England, 1830-37 (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]; Bone, 1822, p.746); further charted by RAE, 29 January 1821. Clarence Island (BA chart [no number], 1822; 3205, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.7; DOS 610 sheet W 61 54, 1-GSGS 1972). le Clarence (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Clarences Isle (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Clarence Insel (Weddell, 1827, third end map). Ostrov Shishkova, after Vice-Adm. Shishkova, of the Imperial Russian Navy ([Bellingshausen], 1831a, sheet 62). Ostrov Vitse-Admirala Shishkova (Bellingshausen, 1831b, Vol. 2, p.276). Clarents [sic] Island (Larsen, 1894b, p.343). Clarents , Clarence T (Larsen, 1894b, map p.120, p.130). Clarence Tn (Ohlin, 1898, p.286). Schischkow Insel (Gravelius, 1902, p.172). Isla Clarence (Nordenskj"ld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 2, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.249; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.77). Clarence Eiland (Ruys, 1905, map following p.88). Clarence-Sziget (Shackleton, [1925], p.76). Clarence- en (Holtedahl and Mosby, 1928, p.227). Clarence-Tya (Risting, 1929, map p.33). Clarence-Ten (Aagaard, 1930, end map). The island was recharted by DI, 1933-37. Clarenceøia (Isachsen, 1934, p.147). Schischkowøen, referring to the RAE's name (Aagaard, 1934, p.413). Clarences Island (Hobbs, 1939a, p.42). Clarenceøya (Aagaard, 1944, p.32). Vice-Admiral Shishkov Island (Debenham, 1945, p.434). Isla Shackleton, after Sir Ernest Shackleton (Mount Shackleton, q.v.) (Chile. IGM chart, 1945). Isla Sackleton [sic] (Island Clarence) (Vila Labra, 1947, map p.203). Isla Shackleton (Isla Clarence) (Ihl C. and Ayala A., 1947, map facing p.64). Isla Shakleton [sic] (Vila Labra, 1947, p.47). Shishkoff's Island, as rejected name (USBGN, 1947, p.146). Isla Clarens [sic] (Mann Fischer, 1948, map facing p.316). Isla Pardo, after Capt. L.A. Pardo (Pardo Ridge, q.v.) (Mann Fischer, 1948, map p.10). Isla Presidente Aguirre Cerda, after Don Pedro Aguirre Cerda (Aguirre Passage, q.v.) (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.201 and end map). Shishkova (Bellingshausen, 1949, map facing p.336). Isla Schackleton [sic] (Cañas Montalva, 1950, p.33). Ostrov Shishkova (Klarens) (Soviet Union. BSE, 1950, map following p.484). Wyspa Szyszkowa (Machowski, 1953, map p.90). Ostrov Clarens (Guretskiy, 1954, p.464). Shiskoff's [sic] Island, as rejected name (USBGN, 1956, p.279). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1957. Isola Clarence, Isola Shackleton (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 7, 12-13). Clarenc v Ostrov (Bártl, 1958, map facing p.144). Ostrov Shishkova (Clarens) (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Clarence (Araya and Hervé, 1966, p.9). Ostrov Klarens (Shishkova) (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24). Clarence Islands [sic] (USAF chart GNC 26N, 1970). The island was further surveyed by JSEEI, 1970-71. Ostrov i kova (Clarence Island) (Soviet Union. GUGK map 221, 1973). The island was visited by JSEEIG in 1976-77 (Furse, 1979).

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61° 13' 29.9" S
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54° 06' 31.3" W
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Not recorded
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