Devil Island

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

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

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Place ID: 3586
Name ID: 108494

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

off N coast of Vega Island, was mapped by SwAE, 12 October 1903, and named Djävulsön [=devil's island] from its inhospitable appearance (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Île du Diable [=devil's island] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, map p.232-33). Teufelsinsel [=devil's island] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, p.250). Devil's Island (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.490). Teufel Insel (K. Andersson, 1905, Karte 1 following p.58). Île Devil (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1). Devil Island (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; APC, 1955, p.8; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). Devil Islet (BA, 1930, p.78). The island was resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in 1945. Isla Diablo [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947). Isla Devil (Argentina. MM chart 103, 1949). Djäfvulsön, as rejected name (USBGN, 1956, p.106). Isla del Diablo (Argentina. MM chart 124, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.312; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.97).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 48' 00.0" S
- 63.80000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
57° 17' 00.0" W
- 57.28333°
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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