Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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Horseshoe Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Horseshoe 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:
between Bourgeois Fjord and Square Bay, Fallières Coast, was surveyed by BGLE in 1936-37 and so named from its shape (Rymill, 1938b; BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940; DCS 601 sheet 67 66, 1954; APC, 1955, p.12; DOS 310 Horseshoe Island sheet, 1961); resurveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1948-50, and from the FIDS station on this island, 1955-57, when the shape was found to be less like a horseshoe than originally believed. Horshoe [sic] Island (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942). IÎle du Fer Cheval [translation of English name] (Rouch, 1944, map p.13). Isla Herradura [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947; BA, 1966, p.27; Pierrou, 1970, p.424; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.151). Isla Horseshoe (Argentina. MM chart 109, 1949). The FIDS station was established at Sally Cove (q.v.), 11 March 1955, and occupied continuously until evacuated, 21 August 1960. Hesteskoøya [translation of English name] (Fuchs and Hillary, 1958b, p.59). Paardehoef Eiland [translation of English name] (Knapp, 1958, p.582). Ostrov Khorsshu (Nudel'man, 1960, loose map). Horseshoe Islands [sic] (SPRI, 1961b, p.394). Horseshoe-Legység (Fuchs and Hillary, 1962, p.243).
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