Gibbs Island

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

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

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Place ID: 5301
Name ID: 109020

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.

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separated from Elephant Island to the NE by Loper Channel, was roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers, who applied the name Brains Isles (O'Briens Islands, q.v.) collectively to this island, Aspland Island, Eadie Island and O'Brien Island, although the islands were incorrectly positioned (Sherratt, 1821, map facing cols 1215-16); further charted by RAE, 21 January 1821; called descriptively Narrow Island (Powell, 1822b, p.11) or Narrow Isle (Powell, chart, 1822a), which names were later applied only to Furse Peninsula (q.v.) at the E end (for long thought to be a separate island) because of ambiguity in Powell's chart; named Gibbs Islands [sic] (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Gibbs Island (Powell, chart, 1828; BA chart 3205,; 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.10; DOS 610 sheet W 61 54 (Ext.), 1-GSGS 1972). Ostrov Razhnova [sic], after Rear-Adm. Rozhnova, of the Imperial Russian Navy ([Bellingshausen], 1831a, sheet 62). Ostrov Rozhnova (Bellingshausen, 1831b, Vol.2, p.272). Île Gibb (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). Gibb [sic] Island (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839). Île Biggs [sic], Île Gibbs (d'Urville, 1842, p.141). Île Narrow (Vincendon-Dumoulin, atlas, 1847, Pl.43). Gibb Insel (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Roshnow Insel (Gravelius, 1902, p.172). Isla Gibb (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Gibb Eiland (Easton, 1913, map facing p.278). Gibbs Insel (Nordenskjöld, 1917, map facing p.68). Gibbs Ö (HA chart, 1928). Gibb-Öen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). The island was recharted by DI in January 1937, when its two parts were shown conclusively to be joined by The Spit (q.v.) (Deacon, 1939, p.200). Isla Gibbs (Argentina. MM chart 64, 1939; Pierrou, 1970, p.393; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.137). Rainoff's Island, as rejected name (USBGN, 1947, p.170). Ostrov Kontr-Admirala Rozhnova (Berg, 1949, p.16). Ostrov Rozhnova (Gibs) (Soviet Union. BSE, 1950, map following p.484). Wyspa Roz nowa (Machowski, 1953, map p.90). Ostrov Rozhnova (Gibbs) (Baranov and others, 1954, map p.283). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Gibbs Eiland (Knapp, 1958, p.574). Gibbs (Araya and Hervé, 1966, p.9). Incorrect reference was made to the island as being part of the group called Tri-Brata by RAE (O'Briens Islands, q.v.) (Pierrou, 1970, p.393). The island was surveyed by JI, 1970-71. Ostrov RozÄnova (Gibbs Island) (Soviet Union. GUGK map 221, 1973). Islas Gibbs (Rivano and Cortes, 1975, p.12). The island was further surveyed by JIG in 1977.

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61° 28' 15.4" S
- 61.47094°
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55° 38' 18.6" W
- 55.63850°
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Not recorded
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