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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Thor Island (GBR) 64° 33' 00.0" S 62° 00' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 111572 Place ID: 14645

E side of Foyn Harbour, Nansen Island, Wilhelmina Bay, Danco Coast, was charted by BAE, 1920-22, and named South Thor Island (in contrast with North Thor Island, q.v.) after the whaling factory ship ThorI, which was moored to the island in the 1921-22 season and probably in other seasons also (Lester and others, chart, [1921-22]); photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Thor Island (APC, 1960, p.8; BA, 1961, p.164; BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974).

Thor Island (USA) 64° 33' 00.0" S 62° 00' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 132659 Place ID: 14645

The largest of a group of small islands lying at the E side of Foyn Harbor in Wilhelmina Bay, off the W coast of Graham Land. The island was named South Thor Island by whalers in 1921-22 because the whaling factory Thor I was moored to it during that season (the island to the NE was called North Thor Island). In 1960 the UK-APC limited the name Thor to the island actually used by the ship; the other island was left unnamed.

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