Vortex Island

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

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

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Place ID: 15593
Name ID: 111792

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 Red Island and Corry Island, Prince Gustav Channel, Trinity Peninsula, was sighted by SwAE in 1902-03; surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in August 1945 and so named because the survey party was forced to lie up there in a whirling snow-storm (BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1959a, p.12; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). Isla Remolino [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart L, 1951). Vortex Islet (BA chart 3205, 12.ii.1954; APC, 1955, p.22). Islote Remolino (Argentina. MM chart 124, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.621; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.295). Islote Virgen del Carmen [= Virgin of the Song islet] (Argentina. IAA map, [1959c]). The island was further surveyed by FIDS, 1959-60. Isla Vortex (Chile. DNH chart 1400, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 44' 00.0" S
- 63.73333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
57° 38' 00.0" W
- 57.63333°
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:
21-Nov-1949

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