Humps Island

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

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

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Place ID: 6764
Name ID: 109425

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 Erebus and Terror Gulf, off NE coast of James Ross Island, was roughly surveyed by SwAE in February 1902; resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in November 1945 and named Humps Islet in reference to the twin summits of the island (BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.12). Isla Humps (Chile. DNH chart L, 1951). Islote Humps (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.320; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.157). Islote Giboso [translation of English name] (Argentina. MM chart 124, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.393). Humps Island (APC, 1959a, p.8; BA, 1961, p.140; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 59' 20.0" S
- 63.98889°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
57° 24' 34.0" W
- 57.40944°
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:
20-Sep-1955

Related information

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