Roca Islands

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

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

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Place ID: 12256
Name ID: 110907

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

on SW side of French Passage, Wilhelm Archipelago, Graham Coast, E of Cruls Islands (q.v.) and including Locator Island, were roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05, and 1908-10, and named IÎles Roca after Gen. J.A. Roca (Cape Roca, q.v.) (Charcot, 1906b, p.476; Matha and Rey, 1911, Pl.2 following p.615). IÎle Roca (Charcot, 1906a, map facing p.316). The name of Roca was also applied incorrectly to Anagram Islands (q.v.). The islands were partly recharted by BGLE but did not appear as a distinct group of islands (Rymill and others, 1938, map facing p.86). Rocca [sic] Islands, referring collectively to Anagram Islands and the present feature (USHO, 1943, p.141). Islotes Roca (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.290; Pierrou, 1970, p.628; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.244). Islas Quintana, Islotes Quintana (Quintana Island, q.v.), referring collectively to Cruls Islands and the present feature (Argentina. MM chart 107, 1949; 1956, p.100). The islands were recharted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from John Biscoe, with the help of air photography from HMS Protector's helicopter, in March 1958. Roca Islands (APC, 1959a, p.10; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960). Roca (Rocca) (USHO, 1961, p.173). Islas Rocca [sic], as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.244).

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Location

Latitude:
65° 11' 00.0" S
- 65.18333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
64° 28' 00.0" W
- 64.46667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
7-Jul-1959

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