Desolation Island

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

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

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Place ID: 3569
Name ID: 108487

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

in entrance of Hero Bay, Livingston Island, was roughly charted by Bransfield, 17 January 1820, and named Island of Desolation because of its barren inhospitable appearance (Bone, 1821, p.691). Hoseasons' Aim or Hoseason's Aim, applied probably to this feature by William Smith after J. Hoseason, of Bransfield's ship Williams (Hoseason Island, q.v.) (Foster, chart, 1820; Miers, 1820a, Fig. 2, Pl. 12, p.367; Gould, 1941, map p.217). Hoseasons Land (Miers, 1820b, map facing p.228). Cora Island or Cora's Island, so called by Fildes, 14 December 1820, in ignorance of Bransfield's prior naming (Fildes, 1820-21). Desolation (Fildes, 1821b, chart [1]). Desolation Island (Baird, 1821, p.233; Fildes, 1821b, chart [1]); BA chart [no number], 1822; 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955,p.8; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). Île d'Hoseason (Miers, 1821, map p.4). Île Désolation (Eyriès and Malte-Brun, 1823, map facing p.237). Île de la Désolation (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Desolations-Insel (Fildes, 1827, p.446). Isla Desolación (Spain DH chart 458, 1861; Pierrou, 1970, p.310; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.100). Desolation Insel (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Desolation Ö (HA chart, 1928). The island was recharted by DI in 1934-35 (Nelson, 1935) and photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Isola Desolation (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Isla Dosolación [sic], as rejected form (Argentina. MM, NM 10/15.v.1959). Ostrov Desoleyshen (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 27' 27.9" S
- 62.45775°
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Longitude:
60° 20' 48.3" W
- 60.34675°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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