Moss Islands

Moss Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Moss Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 9892
Name ID: 110247

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

between Cierva Point and Midas Island, Danco Coast, were probably sighted by BeAE in January 1898; charted by SwAE in December 1902, when the name Moss-Insel was applied to the largest and E-most island from the abundant growth of moss and lichen in summer (Skottsberg, 1912, p.8); further charted by FAE, 1903-05. IÎle Moose [sic] (Gourdon, 1908, p.8). Moos Inseln [=moss islands] (Nordenskjöld, 1917, map facing p.68). Islotes General Levene, probably referring to these islands (Argentina. MM, 1956, p.70). Isla Ricardo, referring to the largest island (Di Lena, 1956, map p.95). The islands were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Moss Islands (APC, 1960, p.6; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961). Islotes López, so called by CAE, 1947-48, after Capt. (F) Alfredo López Costa of the oil-tanker Rancagua (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.139; IHA, 1974, p.188). Isla Ximena, referring to the largest island after a relative of a member of CAE (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.305). Moss Island, referring to the largest island (USOO chart 6944, 1963).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 10' 00.0" S
- 64.16667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
61° 03' 00.0" W
- 61.05000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

Related information

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