Signy Island

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

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

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Place ID: 13266
Name ID: 111184

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

separated from the S coast of Coronation Island by Normanna Strait, was roughly charted by Brisbane under the direction of Weddell in January 1823 (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.25); further charted by Sørlle 1912-13, and, in association with Gerd Island, Mariholm and Reid Island (q.v.), named Signy Ø after his wife Fru Signy (or Signe) Sørlle (1892-1988) (BAS Club Newsletter, No. 11, Spring 1982, p.1) (Sørlle, chart, 1912). Signy Is. (Moe, chart, 1913). Signy Isl. (Sørlle and Borge, chart, 1913). Signy Island (Sørlle, chart, 1913; BA chart 1238, iv.1917; 1775, 17.vii.1934; APC, 1955, p.19; DOS 510 South Orkney Islands, West Sheet, 1963; 210 Signy Island sheet, 1-DOS 1973). Signy-øen (Holtedahl and Mosby, 1928, p.236). Signe Sörlle Öya (Sørlle, chart, [1930]). Isla Signy (Argentina. MM chart 31, 1930; Pierrou, 1970, p.660). The island was recharted by DI in January 1933 as providing the best anchorages for whaling ships in the South Orkney Islands (Marr, 1935, p.330). IÎle Signy (France. SHM chart 1148, 1947). The island was surveyed by FIDS, 1947-50 and 1957-58. Signy Eiland (Knapp, 1958, p.585). Isola Signy (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 10). Signey [sic] Island (FIG, 1960, p.72). Ostrov Signi (Nudel'man, 1960, loose map). The island was photographed from the air from the helicopter of HMS Endurance in February 1968. [For history of occupation under Factory Cove and Signy.]

Named For

Location

Latitude:
60° 43' 00.0" S
- 60.71667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
45° 38' 00.0" W
- 45.63333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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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:
8-Sep-1953

Related information

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