Theta Islands

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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Place ID: 14597
Name ID: 111554

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

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.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 19' 00.0" S
- 64.31667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
63° 01' 00.0" W
- 63.01667°
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:
20-Sep-1955

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