Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Theta Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Theta Islands (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
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:
W of Kappa Island, West Melchior Islands, Dallmann Bay, Palmer Archipelago, were roughly charted by DI in 1927 and called The Southern Maids (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; 7.ii.1947); recharted by AAE in 1942 and 1943, and named Islotes Theta after the eighth letter in the Greek alphabet, in association with the names of other islands in this group (Argentina. MM chart 101, 1946; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.276). Grupo de Las Revistas Chilenas, so called by CAE after the Chilean newspaper (Chile. DNH chart 510, 1947). Theta Islands (BA chart 3213, 18.vii.1947; APC, 1959a, p.11; BA chart 3213, 12.viii.1960). Theta Islets (BA, 1948, p.192; APC, 1955, p.21). The islands were further charted by AAE, 1947-48. Islas Alzogaray, so called by AAE after Alvaro José de Alzogaray (1811-79), who commanded a detachment of the Argentine Navy under Almte G. Brown (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.278). Islotes Alzogaray (Argentina. MM chart 101, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.162). Theta Island [sic] (USOO chart 6650, 1963). The islands were photographed from the air by USN, 1968-69.
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