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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Signy Island (RUS) 60° 43' 00.0" S 45° 38' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 120581 Place ID: 13266

Signy Island (GBR) 60° 43' 00.0" S 45° 38' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 111184 Place ID: 13266

separated from the S coast of Coronation Island by Normanna Strait, was roughly charted by Brisbane under the direction of Weddell in January 1823 (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.25); further charted by Sørlle 1912-13, and, in association with Gerd Island, Mariholm and Reid Island (q.v.), named Signy Ø after his wife Fru Signy (or Signe) Sørlle (1892-1988) (BAS Club Newsletter, No. 11, Spring 1982, p.1) (Sørlle, chart, 1912). Signy Is. (Moe, chart, 1913). Signy Isl. (Sørlle and Borge, chart, 1913). Signy Island (Sørlle, chart, 1913; BA chart 1238, iv.1917; 1775, 17.vii.1934; APC, 1955, p.19; DOS 510 South Orkney Islands, West Sheet, 1963; 210 Signy Island sheet, 1-DOS 1973). Signy-øen (Holtedahl and Mosby, 1928, p.236). Signe Sörlle Öya (Sørlle, chart, [1930]). Isla Signy (Argentina. MM chart 31, 1930; Pierrou, 1970, p.660). The island was recharted by DI in January 1933 as providing the best anchorages for whaling ships in the South Orkney Islands (Marr, 1935, p.330). IÎle Signy (France. SHM chart 1148, 1947). The island was surveyed by FIDS, 1947-50 and 1957-58. Signy Eiland (Knapp, 1958, p.585). Isola Signy (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 10). Signey [sic] Island (FIG, 1960, p.72). Ostrov Signi (Nudel'man, 1960, loose map). The island was photographed from the air from the helicopter of HMS Endurance in February 1968. [For history of occupation under Factory Cove and Signy.]

Signy Island (USA) 60° 43' 00.0" S 45° 38' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 131601 Place ID: 13266

Island 4 mi long and less than 3 mi wide, lying close S of the middle of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Unnamed, the appearance of the island was roughly plotted on James Weddell's chart of 1825. Capt. Petter Sorlle, in the Norwegian whale-catcher Palmer made a running survey of the island in the 1912-13 season. Named after Captain Sorlle's wife, Signy Sorlle. The island was surveyed in 1933 by DI personnel on the Discovery II and by the FIDS in the period 1947-50.

Signy, isla (ARG) 60° 43' 00.0" S 45° 38' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 102178 Place ID: 13266

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