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Danco Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Danco 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:
in Errera Channel, Danco Coast, was sighted by BeAE on passage through the channel, February 1898 (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 5); surveyed by AAE, 1952-53, and called descriptively Isla Dedo [=finger island] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.249; Pierrou, 1970, p.300); resurveyed by FIDS from Norsel in April 1955 and from Shackleton, 1956-57; named Danco Island in association with Danco Coast (q.v.) (APC, 1958, p.4; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959; 3213, 12.viii.1960). A FIDS station, originally called "Base O", later "Danco Coast" or "Danco Island", was established on the island, 2 March 1956 (SPRI, 1957, p.526, 531) and occupied until 22 February 1959. Dance [sic] Island (SPRI, 1961b, p.391). Isla Danco (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.92). "Danko", "Danco", referring to the British station (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 4; GUGK map 221, 1973).
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