Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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Delta Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Delta 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:
one of the Melchior Islands (q.v.), Dallmann Bay, Palmer Archipelago, was roughly surveyed by DI in 1927 and named after the fourth letter in the Greek alphabet, in association with the names of other islands in this group (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; APC, 1955, p.8; BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974); resurveyed by AAE, 1942 and 1943, and called Isla Delta (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.97); further surveyed by AAE, 1947-48, and called Isla Hermelo after Tte Ricardo Hermelo, of the Argentine Navy, Second-in-Command of the corvette Uruguay, 1904-05, sent to the rescue of FAE, 1903-05 (Argentina. MM chart 101, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.422). Isla Hermilo [sic] (Castellanos, 1951, p.10). The island was photographed from the air by USN, 1968-69.
No images of this place could be found.