Deception Island

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

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

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Place ID: 3457
Name ID: 108460

Feature type: Island

Origin

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:

Narrative

S of Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands. The E coast of the island was charted by Bransfield in 1820. The name was first recorded by Palmer, USA in 1820, and refers to the deceptive nature of this ring-shaped island with its central harbour, a breached and drowned volcanic crater. The island was charted by sealers in 1820-21 and by RUS in 1821 (GBR chart 1839, APC, 1955). Volcanic eruptions in December 1967, February 1969 and August 1970 caused considerable changes in the topography of the island. For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 57' 00.0" S
- 62.95000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 37' 58.8" W
- 60.63300°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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:
8-Sep-1953

Related information

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