Steele Island

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

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

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Place ID: 13966
Name ID: 111380

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

properly an ice rise at Larsen Ice Front, rising to c. 350m off Imshaug Peninsula, Black Coast, was surveyed by USAS in December 1940 and named after Clarence E. Steele, tractor driver at the expedition's "East Base" (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942; Mason, 1950a, map facing p.151; BA chart 3175, 12.xi.1954; APC, 1955, p.20; DCS 601 sheet 70 60, 1955; BAS 250 sheets SR 19-20/12 and 16, 1-DOS 1976); resurveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in November 1947. Isla Steele (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.671; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.267). Steel [sic] Øya (Rønne, 1950b, p.140). Steele Öya (Hansen, chart [no number], 1947). Ostrov Stil (Baranov and others, 1954, map p.283). Île Steele (France. SHM chart 5879, 1956). Steele-Insel (Kosack, 1955a, end map). Altimetric data for the feature were obtained on a radio echo-sounding flight by BAS in February 1975.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
71° 00' 00.0" S
- 71.00000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 43' 00.0" W
- 60.71667°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

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:
28-Jan-1953

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