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)
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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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:
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).
No images of this place could be found.