Dundee Island

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

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

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Place ID: 3960
Name ID: 108592

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

separated from Joinville Island by Active Sound and Firth of Tay, was sighted by Ross in 1842-43; shown to be a separate island by DWE, 5 January 1893, and named after Dundee, Scotland, home port of the expedition (Donald, [1892-93], chart; Robertson, chart, 1893b; BA chart 1238, x.1894; 3205, 2.ix.1938; APC, 1955, p.9; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1973). Dundee-Insel (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p.64). Île Dundee (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.72-73). Isla de Dundee (Nordenskjöld, 1904c, p.30). Isola di Dundee (Faustini, 1904, p.5). Dundee Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Isla Dundee (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.327; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.107). Dundee Eiland (Ruys, 1905, map following p.88). Isola Dundee (Nordenskjöld, 1910, p.554). Dundee Ö (HA chart, 1928). Dundee-Öya (Risting, 1929, map p.51). Dundeeöen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). The island was used by Ellsworth as a base for a ski-equipped aircraft in November 1935 (Ellsworth, 1936, p.5). Dundee (USAAF chart [LR-]74, 1943). Dundeeøya (Aagaard, 1944, p.32). The island was surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1945-54. Dundee Saari, Dundeen Saari (Andersson, 1948, map p.329 and end map). Isla Carlos Pórter, so called "after the naturalist" (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.202). Ostrov Dandi (Soviet Union. BSE, 1950, map following p.484). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Dundeev Ostrov (Bártl, 1958, map facing p.144). [For history of occupation see Petrel Cove.]

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Location

Latitude:
63° 29' 00.0" S
- 63.48333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
55° 58' 00.0" W
- 55.96667°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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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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