Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Kappa Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Kappa 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:
one of the Melchior Islands, Dallmann Bay, Palmer Archipelago, on W side of Melchior Harbour, was roughly charted by DI in 1927 and named after the tenth letter in the Greek alphabet, in association with the names of other islands in this group (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; APC, 1955, p.13; BA chart 3213, 12.viii.1960); recharted by AAE, 1942 and 1943, and called Isla Kappa (Argentina. MM chart 101, 1946; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.169); further charted by AAE, 1947-48, and called Isla Donati (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.278) or Isla 1er Teniente López, after Primer Tte José Facundo López, Commander of an FATA detachment who was killed on active service (Argentina. MM chart 128, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.602). Islotes 1er Teniente López, including offlying rocks (Argentina. MM chart 101, 1957). 1er Teniente López (Argentina. MM, 1958b, p.138). Islas 1er Teniente López (Argentina. MM, NM 77/15.v.1959). The island was photographed from the air by USN, 1968-69.
No images of this place could be found.