Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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Cockburn Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Cockburn Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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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.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
rising to 450m in NE entrance of Admiralty Sound, was charted by Ross, 1 January 1843, and named after Adm. of the Fleet Sir George Cockburn, RN (1772-1853), Commander-in-Chief, North America and West India Station, 1832-36; First Naval Lord of the Admiralty, 1841-46 (BA chart 1238, 1844; APC, 1955, p.7; BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; BAS 250 sheet SQ 21-22/1 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1974). Ross landed on the island and took formal possession for Queen Victoria, 6 January 1843 (Ross, 1847a, Vol. 2, p.335). Cockburn Insel (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). The island was surveyed by SwAE. Île Cockburn (Nordenskjöld, 1904a, p.356). Isla Cockburn (Sobral, 1904, p.103; Pierrou, 1970, p.253; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.79). Isola Cockburn (Faustini, 1904, p.6). Cockburn Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). I lot Cockburn (Nordenskjöld, 1905b, p.152). Cockburn-Eiland (Nordenskjöld and others, 1907, p.50). Cockburn (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.172). Cockburn Ö (HA chart, 1928). Cockburn-Öya (Risting, 1929, map p.51). Cockburnöen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Cockburn ya (Aagaard, 1944, p.32). The island was resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1945-47. Isla Cockburnönn (Alazraqui, 1947). Ostrov Cockburnv (Bártl, 1958, map facing p.144). Ostrov Kokbern (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).
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