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Weddell Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Weddell 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:
E of Cape Faraday, Powell Island, and S of Saddle Island, were possibly sighted by Powell and Palmer in December 1821; roughly charted as a single island and named Weddell's Island by James Weddell, Master, RN (1787-1834), commanding the sealing brig Jane (Jane Peak, q.v.), in January 1823 (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.25). Weddell made three voyages to the Antarctic in Jane, 1819-21, 1821-22 and 1822-24 (South Orkney Islands, Weddell Sea, q.v.). Île Weddell (d'Urville, 1842. p.132). Île Weddel [sic] (Vincendon-Dumoulin, atlas, 1847, P1.43). Weddell Island (Bruce and others, chart, [1903c]; BA, 1916, p.411; chart 3176, 3.vi.1927; 1930, p.50). Isla Weddel [sic] (Jalour, [1907b], map following p.196). The feature was recharted as a group of islands by Sørlle in 1912. Weddel [sic] Islands (Sørlle, chart, 1912). Veddels [sic] (Sørlle and Borge, chart, 1913). Weddel [sic] Öya (Sørlle, chart, ). The islands were recharted by DI in 1933. Weddell Islands (BA chart 1775, 17.viii.1934; APC, 1955, p.22). Weddell (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942). Isla Weddell (Argentina. MM, 1945, p.277). Islotes Weddell (Argentina. MM, 1957b, p. 30. Islas Weddell (Argentina. IGM map, 1948; Pierrou, 1970, p.724). [Weddell Glacier and Weddell Point, South Georgia, are also named after J. Weddell (Hattersley-Smith, 1980b, p.95).]
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