South Orkney Islands

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

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

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Place ID: 13730
Name ID: 111291

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 60°30'S and 60°48'S, 44°20'W and 46°40'W, comprising from W to E Coronation Island, Signy Island, Powell Island and Laurie Island, with off-liers, were sighted by Powell, 6 December 1821, and independently sighted by McLeod, 12 December 1821, from a position c. 120 km W of the islands; partially charted by Powell, 1821-22, and called Powell(')s Group probably by RH Laurie, 1822, or South-Iceland, 1822. The islands were visited by Weddell in February 1822 and further charted by him, 1822-23; named South Orkneys in contrast to the South Shetland Islands, as lying in a slightly lower latitude just as the Orkney Islands, Scotland, lie in a slightly lower latitude than the Shetland Islands (GBR chart 1839). South Orkney Islands (GBR chart 1839; APC, 1953). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.

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Location

Latitude:
60° 35' 00.0" S
- 60.58333°
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Longitude:
45° 30' 00.0" W
- 45.50000°
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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:
8-Sep-1953

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